Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (28-13) go to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (21-21). Philadelphia opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 215.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Milwaukee Bucks and ended up losing by a score of 109-105 in their last game. Philadelphia walked away from the game with a 39.4% field goal percentage (43 of 109) and converted 14 of 41 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the 76ers made 5 of their 8 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 59 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 28 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 22 turnovers and getting 14 steals. In the matter of the defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 40.6% from the field on 41 out of 101 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 22 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. On top of that, Milwaukee snagged 58 rebounds (12 offensive, 46 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished the game shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 24 shots. They knocked down 9 of 39 tries from downtown.
Tobias Harris is a guy who was a factor for the game. He ended up scoring 19 points on 8 of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 43:54 mins played and snagged 9 boards. Harris finished 34.8% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the 76ers was Danny Green. He snagged 6 rebounds in his 34:30 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 40.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 6-of-15 (18 points). When the game finished, Green had no assists.
Philadelphia heads into this game with a record of 28-13 on the year. They are averaging 115.1 points per outing (7th in basketball) while hitting 47.9% from the floor. The 76ers are shooting 36.8% on 3-point shots (443 of 1,203) and 78.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is snagging 46.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 976 assists so far this year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.2 fouls every game. On defense, the 76ers are able to force 15.2 turnovers every game while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. The 76ers defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (624 of 871) and they concede 42.4 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 10th in the league in giving up assists with 968 conceded for the season. They are giving up 36.1% on 3-pointers and they rank 7th in the league in points per game allowed (110.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Knicks got the win with a final of 94-93 when they faced the Orlando Magic. The Knicks recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Magic committed 13 fouls for this contest which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They were able to convert 6 of them for a percentage of 54.5%. Regarding three-point attempts, New York buried 14 out of their 34 attempts (41.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Knicks shot 37 for 86 from the floor which had them shooting 43.0%. The Knicks permitted the Magic to convert 35 out of their 82 tries from the field which had them sitting at 42.7% for the game. They shot 29.4% from beyond the arc via 10 out of 34 and ended up going 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). With respect to team rebounding, New York permitted Orlando to pull down 49 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Alec Burks was important for the Knicks for the game. He knocked down 9 of 18 in this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 10 rebounds. Burks tallied 21 points in his 33:27 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 assists in the game. Another guy that was important for New York was Julius Randle. He walked away with 17 dimes in 39:38 mins on the court, and he shot 8 out of 20 from the floor. Randle ended the game having shot 40.0% from the field and also contributing 18 points and 10 boards.
New York has a mark of 21-21 so far this season. New York has scored 4,403 points for the season (104.8 per contest) and they collect 46.0 rebounds per contest. The Knicks commit 20.6 fouls every game and they shoot 77.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is 22nd in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.0 times per contest (29th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the NBA in points allowed per game with 104.9. The New York defense allows 33.3% from downtown (511 of 1,534) and their opponents are converting on 77.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 22.9 dimes and 43.6 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 3rd and 13th in the league. They are able to force 12.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (1st in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+2.5) and under 215.5 points
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