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Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks Betting Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are on the road at the New York Knicks on Tuesday in the National Basketball Association. This is Game 5 of the best of 7 series. The New York Knicks lead the series 3-1. A win here would push the Knicks into the second round.

For the Philadelphia 76ers, after a 47-35 record in the regular season, they grabbed the 7th seed in the East. The 76ers beat the Miami Heat in the play-in round of the postseason. After losses in the first two games, Philadelpha bounced back with a win in Game 3 at home. Philadelphia won their final eight regular season games.

For the New York Knicks, they are the second seed in the postseason. The Knicks won their final five games, and finished with a 50-32 record on the season. The Knicks have won both their games at Madison Square Garden in the postseason.

The New York Knicks are -4.5 at home over the Philadelphia 76ers.

76ers Looking to Remain Alive

In the lone Philadelphia win in this series, Joel Embiid went crazy. The 76ers scored 125 points, and the big man was unstoppable. He scored 50 points in the game. Embiid was 19 of 21 from the free throw line. Tyrese Maxey added 25 and Kelly Oubre notched 15 in the game as well.

Embiid was the top scorer in the league until his injury sidelined him for two months. The 76ers in the loss on Sunday still got 27 and 10 from Embiid, but they were held under 100 points. On the season, Philadelphia scored 114.6 points per game. That ranks right in the middle of teams in the National Basketball Association.

The winner of this series will head to the second round. The winner of the Milwaukee Bucks against Indiana Pacers will be next. The Pacers currently are leading that series 3-1 as they head to Game 5.

Fun Season in the Big Apple

It has been a fun ride for the New York Knicks. This was a team that went all out and got some help at the trade deadline. Now, they are using that help to compete at the top of the Eastern Conference. The Knicks scored 112.8 points per game during the regular season, but the defense was even better.

Jalen Brunson is without a doubt the Knicks best player. He has scored 86 points combined in his last two games. He played 45 minutes in Game 3 and 43 in Game 4. The guard from Villanova finished the regular season leading the team in scoring, with 28.7 points per game.

The Knicks are without Julius Randle, who played just 46 games this season. Josh Hart has been a leader all season for New York. Hart played in 81 out of the 82 games this season, and was sixth in scoring, with just shy of 10 per game.

76ers Find a Way

Madison Square Garden is a great place for basketball. Especially playoff basketball. This is bound to be a great game between these two rival teams. The Knicks want to close the series out. But, Philadelphia comes out strong, and finds a way to win this game on the road. A monster win for the 76ers keeps them alive in the series.

Our final bet for this game on Tuesday is the Philadelphia 76ers +150 over the New York Knicks. We hope you enjoy this game, and all the National Basketball Association postseason. Best of luck!

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