Knicks vs 76ers Game 5 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/30

Knicks vs 76ers Game 5 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/30

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Madison Square Garden, New York, NY; April 30, 2024, 4:00 p.m. EST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
4:00 PM +4.5 (-115) o203.5 (-115) +145
- -4.5 (-105) u203.5 (-105) -175

 

Game Overview

The Philadelphia 76ers are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive as they face the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference 1st Round series. Trailing 3-1 in the series, the 76ers need a victory to extend the series.

 

Team Statistics

Philadelphia 76ers

Despite the series deficit, the 76ers have shown resilience and determination. Led by Tyrese Maxey, they have the talent and depth to compete with the Knicks and potentially turn the series around.

New York Knicks

The Knicks hold the series lead and have performed well, but the 76ers have proven they can challenge them. With the series shifting back to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks aim to close out the series, but the 76ers won't go down without a fight.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The 76ers' Joel Embiid is listed as a game-time decision for Game 5, which could significantly impact the team's performance. The Knicks have several players listed as game-time decisions as well, including Jalen Brunson and Mitchell Robinson.

 

Recent Performances

Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers fought hard in Game 4 but fell short against the Knicks. However, they have shown they can compete with their opponents and will look to capitalize on any weaknesses in the Knicks' defense.

New York Knicks

The Knicks have been consistent throughout the series and have capitalized on their home-court advantage. However, the 76ers' victory in Game 3 demonstrated their ability to challenge the Knicks on their home turf.

 

Prediction

Despite facing a 3-1 deficit, the Philadelphia 76ers have shown they can compete with the New York Knicks. With Tyrese Maxey leading the charge, the 76ers have the talent and determination to challenge the Knicks.

Considering the 76ers' recent performances and their ability to keep games close, our prediction leans towards the 76ers covering the +4.5 spread. With Joel Embiid potentially returning to the lineup, the 76ers have a chance to rally and force a Game 6.

While the Knicks hold the advantage, the 76ers' resilience and fighting spirit make them a dangerous opponent. Expect a hard-fought game with the 76ers pushing the Knicks to the limit.

Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4.5

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