New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

05 / 02 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The New York Knicks have another opportunity to close out their East 1st Round series matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers with Game 6 on Thursday, May 2. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook showcases the 76ers favored with a moneyline currently at -162.

When: May 2, 2024 at 9:00 PM ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Watch: TNT

New York Knicks Preview

The Knicks are seeking to end this series with another shot, especially after a tough battle with the 76ers in a 112-106 overtime defeat in Game 5. Jalen Brunson dominated with 40 points, six assists and connected on 15 of 32 shooting, backed by Josh Hart’s 18 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. However, their defense slipped the last few minutes of the game in crucial moments.

Despite shooting 46 percent from the field and 10 of 36 from beyond the arc, they were stunned by the 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey’s seven-point surge in the final 25 seconds of regulation, leading to the loss. With some injuries on the roster to Julius Randle and Bojan Bogdanovic, they are playing a bit shorthanded and need to finish this series as soon as possible.

They are averaging 106.4 points per game in this series. They have won each game where they kept the 76ers below 110 points, which suits their offensive output.

With Game 6 shifting to Philadelphia, the Knicks will need to land another win on the road. So far, they have split the road matchups in two games.

Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The 76ers are taking this one game at a time and are seeking another deflection of an elimination for Game 6. In their recent victory, Tyrese Maxey erupted with 46 points and dished out nine assists on 17 of 32 shooting. Tobias Harris contributed 19 points, while Joel Embiid was another huge factor and put up a triple-double with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Collectively, the 76ers shot 46 percent from the field and were impressive with their 15 of 39 from beyond the arc, which helped them rally from a 10-point deficit to force overtime late. In the extra period, they capped off the game with a decisive 15-4 run over the final few minutes.

The 76ers have been averaging 106.8 points per game in this series. This mirrors the Knicks output, showing how close this series has been.

The 76ers are at their best when they can score over 110 points, with both of their victories climbing up higher offensively. Joel Embiid is questionable for Game 6 due to his knee, which would put a dent in their offense if he is unable to go.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook gives you the best opportunity for Game 6 betting odds in this NBA showdown. The Philadelphia 76ers are slightly favored to extend this series one more game, with market insights showing they have a 58.2 percent chance at winning.

New York Knicks: +126

Point Spread: +3.5 (-118)

Philadelphia 76ers: -162

Point Spread: -3.5 (-108)

Total Points: Over 200.5 (-110), Under 200.5 (-116)

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