New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+7.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (27-12) host the New York Knicks (20-19) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Philadelphia as 7.5-point favorites. The total opens at 214.
The New York Knicks faced the Oklahoma City Thunder and notched a win by a score of 119-97 in their last contest. New York ended the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (44 of 91) and made 14 of 35 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Knicks made 17 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 77.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In terms of the defense, New York allowed the other team to go 48.7% from the floor on 37 of 76 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 22 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Oklahoma City snagged 40 rebounds (5 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Oklahoma City shot 71.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 21 attempts. They converted 8 of their 32 tries from distance.
RJ Barrett is someone who was a contributor for the game. He scored 32 points on 12 of 21 shooting. He played 36:12 mins played and also grabbed 5 boards. Barrett ended up going 57.1% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He totaled 12 rebounds in his 39:06 min played on the night. He finished the game shooting 53.3% from the floor in this contest by going 8-of-15 (26 points). When the final whistle blew, Randle had 12 assists.
New York enters this one with a record of 20-19 for the year. The Knicks are shooting 37.2% on three-point shots (409 of 1,099) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 105.2 points per game (28th in the league) while hitting 45.5% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is snagging 46.3 rebounds per game and has earned 825 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.2% from beyond the arc while they are 1st in basketball in points per game allowed (105.0). The Knicks defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.0% (471 of 713) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 8th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 892 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Philadelphia 76ers got the victory with a final of 134-99 against the San Antonio Spurs. The 76ers were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 54 for this game. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Spurs were called for 13 fouls in this contest which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to make 7 of them for a rate of 63.6%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Philadelphia buried 15 of their 29 attempts (51.7%). When the game finished, the 76ers walked away from this one shooting 56 out of 98 from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.1%. The 76ers allowed the Spurs to convert 36 of 85 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 42.4% in this contest. They shot 19.0% from distance by connecting on 4 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 23 of 31 from the free throw line (74.2%). When talking about rebounding, Philadelphia allowed San Antonio to grab 32 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Tobias Harris pitched in for the 76ers in the matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 18 for the contest for a rate of 55.6%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Harris totaled 23 points in his 28:30 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 7 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Philadelphia was Seth Curry. He came away with 4 dimes in 26:15 minutes on the court, and he converted 9 of 16 from the floor. Curry ended up shooting 56.3% from the floor as well as contributing 21 points and 4 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 27-12 this season. As an offense, the 76ers are shooting 48.3% from the floor, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Philadelphia has accounted for 4,516 points this season (115.8 per contest) and they grab 46.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.8 times per game (22nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.4 times per contest. The 76ers are committing 20.1 personal fouls per game while shooting 78.6% from the free throw line. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the NBA in PPG given up with 110.4. They have allowed 23.8 assists and 41.9 rebounds per contest, ranking them 9th and 5th in the league. The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.6% from downtown (486 of 1,329) and their opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+7.5)
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