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Knicks vs. 76ers odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA playoff picks, Game 3 best bets by proven model

The New York Knicks look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead when they battle the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round matchup on Thursday. The Knicks (50-32), the No. 2 seed in the conference, are coming off a thrilling 104-101 win on Monday in New York. The 76ers (47-35), the No. 7 seed, are looking to advance past the first round for the third season in a row. The Knicks have won five of the past six meetings against Philadelphia.

Tip-off from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The 76ers are 4.5-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. 76ers odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 202. 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 -4.5
  • Knicks vs. 76ers over/under: 202 points
  • Knicks vs. 76ers money line: New York +170, Philadelphia -204
  • 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 continued his torrid offensive pace in Game 2, narrowly missing a triple-double with 35 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. He scored 33 points in Game 1. During the regular season, Maxey registered 10 double-doubles, and 24 games of 30 or more points. In 70 games, all starts, he averaged 25.9 points, 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and one steal in 37.5 minutes.

Also helping power Philadelphia is center Joel Embiid, who is listed as questionable as he continues to recover from a left knee injury. Embiid registered a double-double with 34 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2 on Monday, with six assists and one block. He has scored 30 or more points in four of the last five games, and 32 times on the season, including playoffs. Embiid has recorded two triple-doubles and 32 double-doubles in 2023-2024. 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 almost 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 nearly 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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