76ers vs Knicks Game 3 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/25

76ers vs Knicks Game 3 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/25

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Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA; April 25, 2024, 4:30 p.m. EDT

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
4:30 PM -4.5 (-115) u201.5 (-110) -190
- +4.5 (-105) o201.5 (-110) +160

 

Game Overview

The New York Knicks lead the series 2-0 against the Philadelphia 76ers. As the series shifts to Philadelphia, the 76ers are desperate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Knicks aim to continue their dominance and secure a commanding lead.

 

Team Statistics

New York Knicks

The Knicks have relied on the scoring prowess of Jalen Brunson and the rebounding ability of Isaiah Hartenstein to propel them to victories in the series so far. Their strong defense has also played a key role in limiting the 76ers' offensive production.

Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers have struggled to contain the Knicks' offense and find consistent scoring opportunities of their own. With key players like Joel Embiid and De'Anthony Melton dealing with injuries, the 76ers face an uphill battle in Game 3.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The Knicks are expected to have Mitchell Robinson available for Game 3, providing them with additional depth in the frontcourt. However, the status of Julius Randle remains uncertain. On the other hand, the 76ers hope to have Joel Embiid and De'Anthony Melton back in action.

 

Recent Performances

New York Knicks

The Knicks have capitalized on their home-court advantage, securing two crucial wins in front of their fans. Jalen Brunson has been the focal point of their offense, delivering clutch performances down the stretch.

Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers have struggled to find their rhythm, especially in the absence of Joel Embiid. Despite their efforts, they have been unable to match the Knicks' intensity and find themselves facing a must-win situation in Game 3.

 

Prediction

In Game 3, expect the Philadelphia 76ers to bounce back and secure a much-needed victory over the New York Knicks. With the series shifting to Philadelphia, the 76ers will benefit from the energy of their home crowd and the return of key players from injury.

Jalen Brunson and the Knicks have been impressive in the first two games, but the 76ers are a different team at home. With Joel Embiid leading the charge, the 76ers will come out with a sense of urgency and edge out the Knicks in a closely contested matchup.

Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5

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