Knicks vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds, Spread: NBA Pick Christmas Day 2022, Model Best Bets on 28-12 Roll

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to continue their recent dominance over the New York Knicks when they clash in a key NBA Atlantic Division showdown during the NBA Christmas schedule. The Sixers (19-12), who defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 119-114 on Friday, have won 17 of their last 20 meetings with New York, including nine of their last 10 games at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks (18-15), beaten 118-117 by the Chicago Bulls on Friday, have lost back-to-back. New York defeated Philadelphia 106-104 on November 4 in the only other encounter this season. Tyrese Maxey (Foot) stays out for the Sixers.

Sunday’s matchup in New York is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. ET. The 76ers are averaging 111.5 points per game this season, ranking 19th in the league, while the Knicks are 14th with an average of 114.5. Philadelphia is a 2-point favorite at Caesars Sportsbook 76ers vs. Knicks odds, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 217.5. Before you hit Knicks vs. 76ers tips, be sure to check out the SportsLine projection model NBA predictions and betting advice.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has generated well over $10,000 in profits for $100 players for the past 4+ seasons with its top-tier NBA picks. The model enters Week 10 of the 2022-23 NBA season with a stunning 28-12 throw on all of this season’s top NBA picks, grossing nearly $1,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now the model has her sights set on the Knicks vs. Sixers and just finalized her NBA picks for Christmas Day. You can now visit SportsLine to see the model selection. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Sixers vs. Knicks:

  • Spread between Knicks and 76ers: 76ers -2
  • Knicks vs. 76ers Over/Under: 217.5 points
  • Knicks vs 76ers Moneyline: 76ers -130, Knicks +110
  • PHI: The 76ers have played 6-1 against the spread overall in their last seven games
  • NY: The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a win percentage over .600
  • Knicks vs. 76ers tips: See tips at SportsLine

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Why the 76s can cover

Joel Embiid and James Harden are the headliners, but the Sixers have several strong scoring chances. Power forward Tobias Harris was a key factor in the team’s seven-game winning streak. He has double-digit points in all six games he played during the stretch, including two 20-plus performances. In an overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 9, Harris nearly hit a double-double, scoring 14 points and catching nine rebounds. He has three double-doubles this year, including 24 points, 10 rebounds in a 104-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 28. In the last meeting with the Knicks, he scored 23 points while grabbing nine rebounds and four assists.

Shooting guard De’Anthony Melton has proven his versatility this year and completed 21 starts in 28 missions. In 30.1 minutes per game, he averages 12 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals. Melton has double-digit points in five of his last six games, including a season-best 33 points against the Lakers. In a 118-106 win over the Golden State Warriors on December 16, he nearly missed a triple-double while scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.

Why the Knicks can cover

Still, Philadelphia isn’t a lock to cover the 76ers vs. Knicks spread. That’s because the Knicks are led by power forward Julius Randle, who has scored double-digit points in each of their last 16 games. He has recorded a double-double in six straight games and in 16 games a year. Randle had 29 points and 12 rebounds in Friday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls. For the season, he averaged 22.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

Shooting guard RJ Barrett, who posted a season-high 44 points against the Bulls, is also helping New York rise to power. In 33 games, all starts, Barrett averages 20.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and three assists. In the last meeting with the Sixers, he had 22 points, nine rebounds and two assists over 37 minutes. He has scored 30 or more points three times this season and has 20 or more points in 16 games.

How to make 76ers vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine’s model takes the total and projects the teams to 231 points. It also generated counter-spread cashes in more than 50% of the simulations. The model selection is only available from SportsLine.

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