The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to snap a three-game losing streak as they head into Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. The Knicks are currently favored by 7 points and are sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference.

This Eastern Atlantic division matchup is set to tip-off at 7:00 ET and can be seen on ESPN.


The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +7

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-109 in favor of the Knicks.
  • Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.8% and knocking down 13 threes.

Does Philadelphia Have What it Takes on the Road?

Today, the 76ers are 7-point underdogs against the Knicks. This season, they have been the underdog in 21 of their 63 games and have gone 6-15 in those games. As the underdog, their scoring margin is -6 points per game.

Philadelphia’s ATS record as the underdog is 9-11 on the road and 17-12 overall. Their ATS losing streak as the favorite is at five games, and they are 25-17 overall and 17-16 at home.

The 76ers lost their last game to the Pelicans by a score of 103-95. The O/U line for that game was 222 points, and they were 8-point underdogs. The teams finished with a combined scoring average of 198 points.

This season, the average O/U line in the 76ers’ games is 230.2 points, which is higher than today’s line of 211.5. Their games have averaged 230.1 points, and their O/U record for the season is 34-29-0.

In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are currently in 7th place with a record of 35-28. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 23-18 and 5-7 against teams in their division. In non-conference play, they are 12-10.

Heading into their game against the Knicks, the 76ers are averaging 116.5 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. In terms of their three-point shooting, they are 22nd in the league at 35%.

So far this season, Philadelphia has been able to get to the free-throw line more than any other team in the NBA. They are averaging 25.2 free-throw attempts per game.

When it comes to their pace of play, the 76ers are 20th in the league at 98 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 23rd in the NBA at 24.9 per game.

The 76ers’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.6 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 11.2 turnovers per game, ranking 1st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Will the Knicks Find a Way to Win at Home?

This season, the Knicks have an average over/under line of 224.8 points per game, which is higher than today’s line of 211.5. In their games, they have averaged a combined 222.2 points per game.

New York’s O/U record for the season is 23-39-1, and 58 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 211.5.

The Knicks covered the spread in their last game, winning 98-74 as 2.5-point favorites. The game finished with a combined scoring total of 172 points.

For the season, the Knicks are 34-29 against the spread, including a record of 17-16 at home and 17-13 on the road. They have covered the spread in their last two road games.

As the favorite this season, the Knicks have a record of 27-8 and are 22-13 vs. the spread as the favorite. In their games as the favorite, they have gone 9-5 straight-up and 12-16 vs. the spread.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 37-26. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.

The Knicks are coming off a 98-74 win over the Magic, where they covered the spread by 24 points. The O/U line for that game was 207.5.

In terms of scoring, the Knicks are averaging 113 points per game this season, which is 21st in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.3 points compared to 111.8 at home.

So far, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% on the season, which is 25th in the league.

One area where the Knicks have excelled is offensive rebounding, as they are 2nd in the NBA in offensive boards per game. In terms of pace, New York is last in the league at 95.2 possessions per game.

In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 2nd in the NBA by allowing 109.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.2% and 36.8% from three-point territory.