Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/25/22

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/25/22
Sun 25th December 2022

The New York Knicks (18-15, 8-9 Home) will try to overcome one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (19-12, 5-7 Away) on Sunday. Philadelphia defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 119-114 at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, their seventh straight win. With 44 points and three assists, Joel Embiid led the way. The 76ers are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

New York dropped a close one on Friday at Madison Square Garden, falling to the Chicago Bulls 118-117. RJ Barrett had 44 points and seven rebounds in the losing effort to lead the team. The Knicks are sixth in the Eastern Conference.

This is the final meeting of the season between the teams. New York will be pursuing a season sweep against Philadelphia after coming out on top in the only earlier meeting 106-104 at Wells Fargo Center on November 4. Tyrese Maxey topped all players in scoring with 31 points in the loss.

Jalen Brunson had 23 points, seven assists, and six rebounds for the Knicks. Embiid is averaging 33.0 points per game, best in the league, to lead the Sixers in scoring this season. Embiid also is contributing 9.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

Julius Randle (22.7 ppg), Barrett (20.4), and Brunson (20.1) have powered the Knicks’ offense. Randle also has collected 9.4 rebounds per game, while Brunson has doled out 6.4 assists per game. The 76ers are holding opponents to 107.6 points per game, ranking as one of the top scoring defenses in the league (3rd).

The 76ers are an impressive 9-1 in their last 10 games at Madison Square Garden. Philadelphia has dropped three straight away from home this season. Philadelphia is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.4 (115.8-111.4).

New York has gone 8-2 over the last 10, scoring 114.4 points per game on average while allowing 101.3 (+13.1 margin). The Knicks are averaging 114.5 ppg for the full season while allowing 111.8.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Montrezl Harrell: 5.4 | 8.0 | -2.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Quentin Grimes: 19.0 | 13.7 | +5.3
Derrick Rose: 3.0 | 9.6 | -6.6
Points per game:
RJ Barrett: 28.6 | 20.4 | +8.2
Rebounds per game:
Julius Randle: 12.6 | 9.4 | +3.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers (-135)

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