Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 4/30/24

New York Knicks (53-33) vs Philadelphia 76ers (49-38)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -3.5 --- Over/Under: 201 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers will be hoping to stave off elimination against the New York Knicks in NBA playoffs Game 5 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. Here's a Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers looked like they were about to square up the series following their big win in Game 3, but now they are battling to stay alive after falling just short to the Knicks in a 97-92 loss in Game 4 on Sunday. Joel Embiid led the team with 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Tyrese Maxey added 23 points with six rebounds and six assists while Kelly Oubre Jr chipped in with 19 points. As a team, the 76ers shot a miserly 35 percent from the field and nine of 33 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start to take an early 12-point lead, but they couldn't build on that lead and went ice-cold when it mattered most, scoring just 16 points in the fourth quarter to lose a game they should've won. In fact, the 76ers scored just three points in the final 5:03 as they struggled against the Knicks' defense.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks will be brimming with confidence after they took a commanding 3-1 series lead with a gritty win on Sunday. Jalen Brunson led from the front with 47 points and 10 assists on 18 of 34 shooting, OG Anunoby added 16 points with 14 rebounds and three blocks while Miles McBride chipped in with 13 points off the bench but no other player scored more than eight points. As a team, the Knicks shot 43 percent from the field and seven of 27 from the 3-point line as they worked their way back into the contest after a slow start, before they played excellent defense which allowed Hart to be the hero down the stretch. Josh Hart had a rough game as he shot zero of seven from the field, while Precious Achiuwa scored just one points on zero of five shooting.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 4th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.
  • Josh Hart ranks 2nd amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (8.3) this season.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.9) this season.
  • Tobias Harris ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.8%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.7).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.4%).
  • The 76ers rank T1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.5).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.2).

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction

The 76ers are keeping an eye on Joel Embiid who is listed as questionable, while the Knicks are still missing Bojan Bogdanovic, and they have Mitchell Robinson listed as questionable. The 76ers were good enough to hang with the Knicks despite a terrible shooting night, but they couldn't score points in the clutch, and they are now one game away from elimination. I'm sure we're going to see the 76ers' best effort here, and I expect Embiid to at least give it a shot given what is at stake. However, I'm sticking with the Knicks, who have controlled this series with their elite defense. The line is short enough for me, so I'm going with the Knicks to finish the job at home.

Peter’s Pick New York -3.5

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