Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/5/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Philadelphia 76ers are headed to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the New York Knicks.
The 76ers faced off with the Magic and took home the win by a score of 105-94 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the 76ers walked away with 24 while the Magic accounted for 21 personal fouls. They also knocked down 6 out of their 38 tries from distance. Orlando shot 75.9% when shooting free throws by converting 22 of their 29 tries. On top of that, Orlando pulled down 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Orlando totaled 12 dimes and had 10 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 37.9% from the field on 33 of 87 shooting. They also distributed 27 dimes for this game as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 43 with 7 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the 76ers knocked down 23 of their 26 shots for a rate of 88.5%. Philadelphia walked away from the contest with a 43.6% field goal percentage (34 of 78) and converted 14 of 35 shots from downtown.
Joel Embiid is one player who was a contributor for this game. He racked up 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and grabbed 11 rebounds. Embiid finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor and earned 3 assists.
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Philadelphia comes into this one with a mark of 33-17 so far this year. They are turning it over 14.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 40.7 boards per game and has racked up 1,265 dimes so far this year, which is 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are connecting on 38.5% on three-point shots (643 of 1,671) and 82.7% from the free throw line. They average 114.5 points per game (13th in basketball) while shooting 48.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.2% on 3-pointers and they rank 4th in the league in PPG allowed (110.7). The 76ers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.0% (2,014 of 4,281) and they surrender 42.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 5th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,194 conceded for the year.
For their last game, the Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 106-104 when they faced the Heat. The Knicks recorded 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this game. They gave up possession 17 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Heat had 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. With regard to 3-point attempts, New York converted 12 of 36 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks shot 40 for 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.2%. The Knicks permitted the Heat to convert 39 of their 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8% for this game. They finished shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc by going 13 of 36 and finished the game at 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). When talking about rebounds, New York permitted Miami to pull down 33 overall (9 offensive).
RJ Barrett pitched in for the Knicks for the matchup. He knocked down 13 of 23 for the game for a field goal percentage of 56.5%, and had 8 rebounds. Barrett accumulated 30 points in his 41 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 dimes in this matchup.
New York has a win-loss record of 28-25 so far this year. As an offense, the Knicks are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. New York has earned 6,056 points on the season (114.3 per game) and they grab 47.2 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per game (28th in the league) and they turn it over 13.1 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.5 fouls per game while shooting 77.5% from the free throw line.
The New York defense concedes 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (702 of 2,010) and their opponents are making 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.8 dimes and 43.8 boards every game, which is ranked 11th and 18th in the NBA. The Knicks defensively are ranked 10th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 112.5. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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