Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Knicks vs. 76ers (11/4/2022) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Knicks vs. 76ers (11/4/2022)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
November 4, 2022
Photo by: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Prediction (11/4/22)

Line: 76ers -3, Knicks +3
Total: 223.5

New York Knicks Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds Breakdown

The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers will be meeting with each other for the first time this season on November 4th.

Philadelphia is coming in as the favorite at -3, while the over/under is sitting at 223.5  total points scored.

New York Knicks Preview

The Knicks are coming off of a difficult loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and they’ll be trying to have a huge bounce back game.

New York was beating Atlanta in the first half, but the third quarter is what really changed that, where they were outscored 32-10. During the game, the Knicks coughed the ball up 16 times, compared to the Hawks only doing that seven times. Turnovers were a big key for why New York lost that game, and an even bigger key was their field goal percentage, where they only shot the ball at 40.7%. Atlanta didn’t shoot the ball much better, but they did do enough to get the job done. If New York can clean up some of those things, they can have a decent chance against Philadelphia.

New York’s collapse in the third quarter is what really made them lose that night. And that is now their second game in a row where they got completely dominated in a quarter, with the Cleveland Cavaliers outscoring them 37-15 in the fourth quarter, and now the Hawks outscoring them 32-10 in the third quarter. This is something that is detrimental for a team in a basketball game, and it can’t keep happening. Especially against the 76ers, when they have a bunch of superstars on their team that can take over a game at any point.

Philadelphia 76ers Preview

Philadelphia is coming off of a loss to the Washington Wizards, and they will be looking to get a victory over New York.

Philadelphia has been having troubles early in the season, but there is still plenty of time to turn it around. The 76ers were without Joel Embiid against the Wizards, and it’s not known if he will be making a comeback against New York. But, if he does come back, that will be huge for Philadelphia. Philadelphia kept the game against Washington close until they had a bit of a collapse in the fourth quarter, but it’s good to know that the 76ers can compete without Joel Embiid playing. With him out, Tyrese Maxey and James Harden really stepped up. But in this game, Tyrese Maxey will need to step up even more, because James Harden will be out with a tendon strain in his foot.

Going into this game, Philadelphia has to keep the number of fouls they commit down. You could make an argument that fouls cost the 76ers the game against Washington, with them committing 25 fouls, which gave Washington 32 free throw attempts throughout the game, with them making 26 of them. Philadelphia tends to get to the free throw line a lot, but the Wizards were the ones who were taking advantage of it in this game. Giving a team 32 free throw attempts is not something a team wants to do, so they need to keep that number down if they even want to give themselves a chance.