76ers vs Knicks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 16, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 16, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

Julius Randle leads the New York Knicks (20-20) into a matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers (27-12) after scoring 33 points in an 117-112 loss to the Nets. The 76ers are 6-point favorites in the game on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-PH. The over/under in the matchup is set at 216.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 16, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

76ers vs Knicks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 16

76ers:
Joel Embiid: Out (Knee)

Knicks:
Mitchell Robinson: Out (Hand),
Derrick Rose: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Austin Rivers: Out (Personal),
Elfrid Payton: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick 76ers (-6)
Total Pick Over (216)
Prediction 76ers 113, Knicks 105

The DraftKings line for this game has the 76ers favored by six, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (7.9 points).

The model predicts a total 2.2 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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76ers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 31 29.9 11.5 3.3 1.2 1.4 1.2
Tobias Harris 34 20.2 7.5 3.5 0.8 0.8 1.6
Ben Simmons 32 16.0 7.8 7.7 1.6 0.7 0.1
Shake Milton 31 13.5 2.3 3.1 0.6 0.3 1.0
Seth Curry 31 12.8 2.1 2.9 0.9 0.3 2.0

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 40 23.2 11.0 5.7 0.9 0.3 1.9
RJ Barrett 40 17.2 5.9 3.0 0.7 0.2 1.2
Derrick Rose 25 13.5 2.2 4.5 1.2 0.4 0.9
Immanuel Quickley 36 12.8 2.3 2.4 0.5 0.3 1.9
Elfrid Payton 34 12.6 3.8 3.7 0.7 0.2 0.5

Shooting Trends

  • The 76ers are shooting 48.3% from the field this season, four percentage points higher than the 44.3% the Knicks allow to opponents.
  • In games Philadelphia shoots higher than 44.3% from the field, it is 19-11 against the spread and 24-6 overall.
  • New York has an 18-11 record against the spread and a 16-13 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Knicks are shooting 45.4% from the field, 0.2% higher than the 45.2% the 76ers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, New York has a 17-4 record against the spread and a 16-5 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 45.2% from the field.
  • Philadelphia is 14-5-1 against the spread and 15-5 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 45.4% from the field.
  • The 76ers shoot 37% from deep, 3.6% higher than the 33.4% the Knicks allow to opponents.
  • Philadelphia is 16-8 against the spread and 20-4 overall when it shoots better than 33.4% from distance.
  • New York has put up a 17-9 against the spread while going 16-10 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 37% from downtown.
  • The Knicks are knocking down 37.2% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 0.6 percentage points higher than the 36.6% the 76ers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • New York is 15-7 against the spread and 14-8 overall when shooting above 36.6% as a team from three-point range.
  • Philadelphia is 17-3-1 ATS and 18-3 overall in games it shoots above 37.2% from deep.
  • The 76ers hit 10.7 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.1 more makes per game than the Knicks allow 10.6.
  • When Philadelphia makes more threes than its opponents, it is 9-3 against the spread and 10-2 overall. When New York is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 10-14 ATS and 8-16 straight up.
  • The Knicks rank 28th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the 76ers allow the 13th-fewest made threes in the league.

76ers vs Knicks Stat Rankings

76ers Rank 76ers AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
4th 115.8 Points Scored 105.3 28th
10th 110.4 Points Allowed 105.3 1st
4th 46.1 Rebounds 46.1 6th
14th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 10.5 12th
26th 10.7 3pt Made 10.6 28th
22nd 23.8 Assists 21 29th
27th 14.6 Turnovers 12.8 8th

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