Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks: 12/26/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 26, 2020

The Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) hit the road in Atlantic Division play against the New York Knicks (0-1) on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET. The 76ers are favored by 8 points in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under set at 217.5 points.

Betting Information

76ers vs Knicks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
76ers -8 -110 -110 217.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Philadelphia has a 10-0 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with New York. The Knicks have a 3-1 record against the spread when playing the 76ers.

76ers vs Knicks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2020 76ers 76ers -7.5 210.5 -340 269 Regular Season 115-106 PHI
1/18/2020 76ers Knicks -4 219 -181 149 Regular Season 90-87 PHI
11/29/2019 76ers Knicks -6.5 210 -250 204 Regular Season 101-95 PHI
11/20/2019 76ers 76ers -12.5 211 -1000 641 Regular Season 109-104 PHI
2/13/2019 Knicks Regular Season 126-111 PHI
1/13/2019 Knicks Regular Season 108-105 PHI
12/19/2018 76ers Regular Season 131-109 PHI
11/28/2018 76ers Regular Season 117-91 PHI
3/28/2018 76ers Regular Season 118-101 PHI
3/15/2018 Knicks Regular Season 118-110 PHI
  • 2/27/2020 DNP – 76ers: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons
  • 1/18/2020 DNP – 76ers: Joel Embiid; Knicks: RJ Barrett
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – 76ers: Josh Richardson; Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • 11/20/2019 DNP – 76ers: Josh Richardson; Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • 76ers Betting Information

    • Philadelphia covered in just 30 of 76 matchups last season.
    • When favored by at least 8 points, the 76ers struggled to a 4-9 record ATS last season.
    • Philadelphia was reliable for the over last season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 40 of 76 games for a 52.6% rate.
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    Knicks Betting Information

    • New York covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 34-30-1 ATS.
    • New York combined with its opponents to hit the over in 47.7% of matchups last season (31 out of 65 contests).
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    Over/Under Analysis

    • The 76ers and their opponents put up at least 217.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 38 of 77 opportunities (49.4%) last season.
    • In 31 of 66 opportunities (47%) last season, New York combined with its opponents to score more than 217.5 points.
    • The two teams averaged a combined 1.5 less points per game last season (216) than this game’s over/under of 217.5 points.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 3.4 more points per game last season (220.9) than this game’s total of 217.5 points.
    • The average over/under the 76ers had set in games last year was 1.3 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average point total for the Knicks last season was 0.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    76ers Leaders

    • Joel Embiid put up 23.0 points per game last season and grabed 11.6 rebounds a contest.
    • Ben Simmons collected 8.0 assists per game.
    • Seth Curry made 2.3 threes per game a season ago.
    • Simmons collected 2.1 per game. Embiid averaged 1.3 blocks a game.

    Knicks Leaders

    • Julius Randle contributed 19.5 points per game last season while adding 9.7 rebounds.
    • Elfrid Payton collected 7.2 assists per game.
    • Alec Burks made 1.8 threes per game a season ago.
    • Payton grabbed 1.6 per game. Mitchell Robinson averaged 2.0 blocks an outing.
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