Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 12/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, December 25, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks will try to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
The 76ers faced off with the Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 113-93 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished having earned a 44.1% FG percentage (41 out of 93) and buried 11 of 37 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the 76ers made 20 of their 22 shots for a rate of 90.9%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 49 with 13 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 39.2% from the field on 31 of 79 shooting. Detroit doled out 15 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Detroit collected 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Detroit finished 73.5% at the free throw line by making 25 of their 34 tries. They also made 6 of 23 shots from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 23 and the Pistons accumulated 15 fouls.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He walked away with 22 points on 6 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and snagged 10 rebounds. Embiid shot 37.5% from the floor and recorded 6 dimes.
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Philadelphia heads into this one with a mark of 18-12 so far this season. They have an average of 111.2 points per game (19th in basketball) while hitting 47.3% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 38.2% on shots from beyond the arc (379 of 992) and 81.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Philadelphia is collecting 40.7 boards per game and has tallied 726 dimes this season, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.5 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the 76ers are able to force 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They rank 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 713 surrendered this season. The 76ers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.0% (1,176 of 2,557) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 32.6% on three-point shots and they are 2nd in the league in points per game from their opponents (107.4).
The last time they took the court, the Knicks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-106 against the Raptors. When discussing team rebounding, New York allowed Toronto to grab 38 in total (16 offensive). They wrapped up this game 26.5% from distance by shooting 9 of 34 and finished the contest at 20 out of 22 from the free throw line (90.9%). The Knicks allowed the Raptors to bury 42 of their 94 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.7% in the game. Overall, the Knicks went 42 for 76 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.3%. In terms of shooting from downtown, New York converted 11 out of 26 attempts (42.3%). They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 61.1%. The Raptors committed 16 fouls for this contest which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 2 steals in this matchup. The Knicks corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this matchup.
RJ Barrett ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks in this contest. Barrett earned 30 points in his 46 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes in this game. He made 11 out of 19 in this game for a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 18-14 on the season. The Knicks have committed 21.3 fouls every game while shooting 79.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.2 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. New York has totaled 3,662 pts on the campaign (114.4 per contest) and they pull in 47.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Knicks are connecting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Knicks on defense are ranked 11th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.7. They have forced 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (3rd in the NBA). The New York defense allows 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (408 of 1,210) and their opponents are connecting on 76.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.1 assists and 44.3 boards per game, which ranks them 16th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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