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Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/22/2024 Preview and Picks

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Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks

Date: Monday April 22, 2024

Place: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

TV: TNT

Odds/point spread: Philadelphia (+5)

Madison Square Garden is where the New York Knicks (50-32) will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) in Game 2 of their series on Monday. New York leads the series 1-0. Philadelphia opens this game as 5-point hounds of oddsmakers. The total is 209.

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The 76ers took home a loss by a final score of 111-104 in Game 1. In terms of fouls, the 76ers walked away with 21 and the Knicks recorded 18 fouls. They made 16 of 35 attempts from long range. New York finished 82.1% from the charity stripe by burying 23 of 28 shots. Additionally, New York collected 55 boards (23 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. New York totaled 20 assists and 6 steals for the game. In terms of defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 36 of 91 shooting. They also recorded 17 assists for the game, while forcing 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. In terms of board knockdowns, they earned a total of 33, 9 of which were of the attacking variety. From the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 20 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Philadelphia finished the game with a field goal percentage of 44.4% (36 of 81) and made 12 of their 35 three-point shots.

Tyrese Maxey is a player who played a role in this game. Maxey finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field and recorded 4 assists. He saw the court for 44 minutes and also had a total of 2 boards. He scored 33 points on 14 of 26 shooting.

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Philadelphia will enter this matchup with a 47-35 record on the campaign. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.3 fouls every night. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 43.0 boards per game and has collected 2,041 total dimes for the campaign, ranking 24th in the NBA in passing percentage. The 76ers are shooting 36.3% from downtown (992 of 2,733) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.6 points per game (15th in the NBA) while connecting from 46.4% from the floor.

When on defense, the 76ers are able to force 14.6 turnovers each game and commit 18.5 personal fouls. They rank 10th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition, with 2,143 surrenders on the season. The 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.8% (3,322 of 7,098) and as a unit is giving up 44.5 rebounds per game. They are giving up 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc while ranking 9th in the league in opponent PPG (111.5).

In terms of rebounds in Game 1, New York allowed Philadelphia to grab a total of 33 (9 on the offensive side). They finished this match shooting 34.3% from distance by hitting 12 of 35 and ultimately finished 20 of 22 from the charity stripe (90.9%). The Knicks allowed the 76ers to convert on 36 of their 81 attempts from the floor, giving them a 44.4% percentage in the game. Overall, the Knicks went 36 of 91 from the floor, giving them a percentage of 39.6%. Regarding three-point attempts, New York knocked down 16 of 35 attempts (45.7%). They were able to bury 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.1%. The 76ers earned 21 personal fouls for the matchup, which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They also turned the ball over 11 times while getting six steals in the matchup. The Knicks were able to pull down 32 defensive rebounds and 23 offensive boards, totaling 55 for the matchup.

Jalen Brunson was important for the Knicks before the game. He buried 8 of 26 for the game, giving him a 30.8% shooting percentage, and had 7 rebounds. Brunson scored 22 points in his 41 minutes on the court and collected 7 assists for the game.

New York has a win-loss mark of 50-32 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Knicks shoot 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in basketball. New York has scored 9,249 points this year (112.8 per game) and is pulling in 45.2 rebounds per game. They assist teammates 24.4 times per game (29th in the league) and cough up possession 13.2 times per game. The Knicks have committed 17.6 personal fouls per game and shot 78.0% from the charity stripe.

New York’s defense is giving up 36.5% on three-point shots (1,028 of 2,813) and their opponents are knocking down 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 25.6 dimes and 40.6 boards each night, which is 8th and 2nd in basketball. The Knicks on defense rank second in the league in points per game conceded at 108.2. They force 13.2 turnovers per night and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (15th in the league).

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Parlay’s Pundit’s Pick: Take New York (-5) and under 209 points

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