New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia 76ers (37-23) will take on the New York Knicks (25-36) on Wednesday.
The Knicks faced the 76ers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-109 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Knicks ended up with 24 and the 76ers recorded 10 fouls. They converted 10 of their 33 attempts from 3-point land. Philadelphia finished 88.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 39 of their 44 attempts. Furthermore, Philadelphia pulled down 38 rebounds (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Philadelphia earned 43 dimes and had 28 steals for this game. In relation to defense, New York allowed the other team to go 48.7% from the field on 38 of 78 shooting. They also recorded 21 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and having 6 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Knicks knocked down 22 of 35 tries for a percentage of 62.9%. New York ended the game having earned a 44.7% FG percentage (38 out of 85) and buried 11 of their 33 3-point shots.
Evan Fournier is one guy who came through for the game. He racked up 24 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and grabbed 2 boards. Fournier finished shooting 56.3% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes.
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New York steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 25-36 on the year. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, New York is snagging 46.1 boards per game and has tallied 1,310 assists this year, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Knicks are shooting 35.2% on shots from distance (795 of 2,259) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They average 105.0 pts per contest (27th in the league) while hitting 43.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 15th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,497 conceded this year. The Knicks are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.6% (2,355 of 5,285) and they concede 44.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They surrender 34.6% from 3-point land while they are 8th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 125-109 when they played the Knicks. With respect to attacking the glass, Philadelphia permitted New York to collect 35 in all (12 on the offensive side). They finished 33.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 of 33 and ended up shooting 22 out of 35 at the charity stripe (62.9%). The 76ers allowed the Knicks to make 38 of 85 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.7% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the 76ers finished the game shooting 38 out of 78 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.7%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Philadelphia buried 10 of their 33 tries (30.3%). They were able to make 39 of the free throws for a clip of 88.6%. The Knicks were called for 18 personal fouls in the game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 44 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 13 steals in this matchup. The 76ers were able to corral 38 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 43 for this game.
James Harden ended up being important for the 76ers for the contest. He converted 8 of 14 in this game for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and totaled 10 rebounds. Harden tallied 29 points in his 39 mins on the court and accounted for 16 assists for the matchup.
Philadelphia has a mark of 37-23 for the campaign. The 76ers are responsible for committing 19.4 fouls per game and they hit 81.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.2 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they cough up possession 12.4 times per game. Philadelphia has earned 6,494 points for the year (108.2 per contest) and they pull in 42.3 rebounds per game. As an offense, the 76ers are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 12th in the league.
The Philadelphia defense surrenders 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (675 of 2,001) and opponents are converting on 77.5% of their foul shots. They have allowed 23.1 dimes and 45.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 5th and 20th in the NBA. The 76ers defensively are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG allowed with 106.0. They are forcing 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the field (10th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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