Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/27/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Philadelphia 76ers (35-23) are traveling to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they will take on the New York Knicks (25-34).
The 76ers took the court against the Bucks and went home with a win by a final score of 123-120 in their last game. Philadelphia ended with a 50.0% FG percentage (44 of 88) and made 12 out of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the 76ers buried 23 of their 27 shots for a rate of 85.2%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 46 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 21 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 1 turnovers and having 2 steals. In regard to defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 44.2% from the floor on 42 of 95 shooting. Milwaukee earned 44 dimes and had 20 steals in this game. Moreover, Milwaukee pulled down 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Milwaukee walked away from this one shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 28 tries. They converted 14 of 44 attempts from 3-point range. In the matter of fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 23 and the Bucks finished the game with 7 fouls.
Joel Embiid is a player who was important in the matchup. Embiid finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor and recorded 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and pulled down 14 rebounds. He ended up with 42 points on 14 out of 21 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this one with a win-loss record of 35-23 for the year. They turn it over 12.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Philadelphia is snagging 42.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,335 dimes this year, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are connecting on 35.5% on shots from distance (632 of 1,782) and 81.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.5 pts per contest (21st in the league) while going 46.2% from the floor.
On defense, the 76ers have forced 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.0% on 3-pointers and they are 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.0). The 76ers are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (2,277 of 5,046) and they concede 45.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 4th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,342 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-106 against the Nets. The Knicks recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the game. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Nets committed 9 fouls in the game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 18 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a clip of 88.9%. Pertaining to three-point shots, New York made 16 of 43 attempts (37.2%). When all was said and done, the Knicks shot 37 out of 85 from the floor which had them shooting 43.5%. The Knicks allowed the Nets to bury 43 out of 98 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.9% for the matchup. They shot 32.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 34 and finished the contest at 14 of 23 from the free throw line (60.9%). With respect to rebounds, New York permitted Brooklyn to get 35 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
Julius Randle ended up having an impact for the Knicks in this game. He converted 10 of 22 in this contest for a rate of 45.5%, and had 10 rebounds. Randle racked up 31 points in his 37 minutes on the court and added 3 dimes in this matchup.
New York has a mark of 25-34 on the season. The Knicks commit 19.9 fouls per game and they go 75.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.5 times per game (29th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest. New York has 6,198 pts this year (105.1 per game) and they collect 46.1 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Knicks are connecting on 43.4% from the floor, which ranks 27th in the NBA.
The New York defense allows 34.6% on 3-pointers (771 of 2,227) and their opponents are converting on 76.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.5 dimes and 44.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 16th and 14th in the NBA. The Knicks defensively are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG given up with 106.6. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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