The Philadelphia 76ers will look to continue their recent dominance over the New York Knicks when they meet in a key NBA Atlantic Division showdown on Sunday. The 76ers (19-12), who defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 119-114 on Friday, have won 17 of the past 20 matchups with New York, including nine of the last 10 games played at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks (18-15), who were beaten 118-117 by the Chicago Bulls on Friday, have lost two in a row. New York defeated Philadelphia 106-104 on Nov. 4 in the only other meeting this season.
The Christmas Day matchup at New York is scheduled to tip off at noon ET. The 76ers are 2-point favorites in the latest 76ers vs. Knicks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 217.5. Before you make any 76ers vs. Knicks picks and predictions, you'll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying.
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The model knows 76ers center Joel Embiid continues to terrorize opponents, and is coming off a 44-point performance in the win over the Clippers on Friday. He has scored 40 or more points in five games this season, including a 59-point, 11-rebound effort against Utah on Nov. 13. In 23 games, all starts, he is averaging 33 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 steals. He is connecting on 52.8% of his field goals and 86% of his free throws.
The model also knows the Knicks are led by power forward Julius Randle, who has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last 16 games. He has registered a double-double in six consecutive games and in 16 games on the year. Randle is coming off a 29-point, 12-rebound effort in Friday's loss to the Chicago Bulls. For the season, he is averaging 22.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Now, it has simulated 76ers vs. Knicks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time! You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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