New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction NBA Picks 5/2/24

Philadelphia 76ers (50-38) vs New York Knicks (53-34)

Game Info: Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5 --- Over/Under: 200.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers collide at the Wells Fargo Center in NBA playoffs Game 6 on Thursday night. Here's a New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks will be doing everything they can to avoid going to seven games after falling painfully short to the 76ers in a 112-106 overtime road loss on Tuesday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 40 points and six assists on 15 of 32 shooting, Josh Hart added 18 points with nine rebounds and four assists while OG Anunoby chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 46 percent from the field and 10 of 36 from the 3-point line as they got stunned by the 76ers' Tyrese Maxey who scored seven points in the final 25 seconds of regulation to force overtime where the Knicks came up second best.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers will be hoping to stave off elimination once again after outlasting the Knicks in a thrilling overtime win on Tuesday. Tyrese Maxey has been quiet in this series until Game 5 where he led the way with 46 points and nine assists on 17 of 32 shooting, Tobias Harris and added 19 points while Joel Embiid racked up a triple-double of 19 points with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 46 percent from the field and 15 of 39 from the 3-point line as they worked their way back from a 10-point deficit to force overtime where they closed the final 3:42 on a 15-4 run to escape with the important victory.

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.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.7) this season.
  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 4th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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).
  • 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%).

New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction

The Knicks are still shorthanded with Julius Randle and Bojan Bogdanovic still out, while the 76ers are keeping an eye on Joel Embiid who is questionable for this one. The Knicks will be gutted that they weren't able to seal the deal at home in Game 5, especially in overtime, where they just went ice-cold to allow the 76ers to keep this series alive. The pressure is still on the Knicks who held the 3-1 series lead and I would be shocked if Embiid doesn't suit up given what is at stake. The line is pretty short for this one, but the 76ers hold the momentum going back home, and I think we're headed for a series decider.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -3.5

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