01 May

2024 NBA playoff picks, Game 3 best bets by proven model

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to climb back into their first-round series when they take on the New York Knicks in Game 3 on Thursday. The Knicks (50-32), who won three of four games against Philadelphia during the regular season, were 23-18 on the road in 2023-24. The 76ers (47-35), who have won nine of 11, were 25-16 on their home court this season. Entering this 2024 NBA playoffs series, Philadelphia has won five of the previous eight postseason matchups against New York. Joel Embiid (knee) and De’Anthony Melton (back) are questionable for Philly, with Mitchell Robinson (knee) questionable for New York.

The game from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Philadelphia averaged 114.6 points per game during the regular season, 15th-best in the NBA, while New York averaged 112.8, 19th-best. The Sixers are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. 76ers odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 204.5. Before making any 76ers vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters the second week of the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 90-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. 76ers and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for 76ers vs. Knicks:

Knicks vs. 76ers spread: Philadelphia -5.5
Knicks vs. 76ers over/under: 204.5 points
Knicks vs. 76ers money line: New York +194, Philadelphia -238
NY: The Knicks are 7-0 in their last seven games
PHI: The 76ers are 11-2 ATS in their past 13 games
Knicks vs. 76ers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the 76ers can cover
Point guard Tyrese Maxey poured in 35 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out 10 assists in Game 2. It marked the first 30-point, 10-assist postseason game by a 76er since Allen Iverson in 2005. Through two playoff games, Maxey is averaging 34 points, 5.5 rebounds and seven assists, making him one of three players averaging at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, joining Luka Doncic and Embiid. Maxey has totaled 68 points and 14 assists in his first two playoff appearances in 2024, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Iverson as the only 76ers with at least 65 points and 10 assists in their first two postseason games.

Power forward Tobias Harris nearly had a double-double in Game 2 with 10 points and nine rebounds. Over the last 10 games, Harris is averaging 17.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 blocks. He has had lots of success throughout his career against the Knicks. In 34 games against New York, he is averaging 17.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 34.3 minutes. See which team to pick here.

Why the Knicks can cover
Point guard Jalen Brunson continues to power New York and is coming off a 24-point, eight-rebound and six-assist effort on Monday. He has been on fire over the past 10 games. During that span, he is averaging 37.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.3 assists. He has played well against the 76ers all year, averaging 22.3 points and 7.8 assists in four regular-season games against them. In 77 regular-season games, all starts, he averaged 28.7 points and 6.7 assists in 35.4 minutes, all career highs.

Shooting guard Josh Hart has stepped up his game for the postseason. After averaging 9.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists during the regular season, he has registered two consecutive double-doubles to start the playoffs. In Game 1, Hart scored 22 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out two assists in a 111-104 win. In Game 2, he scored 21 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and added three assists, two blocks and two steals. See which team to pick here.

How to make 76ers vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 215 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits 60% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. 76ers, and which side of the spread hits in 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,800 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.

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