The New York Knicks (33-22) and the Philadelphia 76ers (32-22) square off in an Atlantic Division battle on Thursday. This is the second matchup of the season between these organizations, and on Jan. 5, New York beat Philadelphia 128-92. The Knicks are the fourth seed in the East, while the 76ers sit as the fifth seed. OG Anunoby (elbow) and Julius Randle (shoulder) remain out for New York, while Joel Embiid (knee) and De'Anthony Melton (back) are sidelined for Philadelphia.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The 76ers are a 1-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. 76ers odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 228.5. 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 Week 18 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 60-36 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. 76ers. You can head to SportsLine now to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for 76ers vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. 76ers spread: Philadelphia -1
  • Knicks vs. 76ers over/under: 228.5 points 
  • Knicks vs. 76ers money line: Philadelphia -115, New York -105
  • PHI: The Sixers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games 
  • NYK: The Knicks are 0-6 ATS in their last six games 
  • Knicks vs. 76ers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Knicks can cover

Forward Bojan Bogdanovic was recently acquired from the Detroit Pistons, and he brings a knockdown jumper to New York. Additionally, the 34-year-old puts the ball on the deck to attack the rim. He puts up 19.7 points, 2.4 assists, and shoots 41% from downtown. In his last outing, Bogdanovic had 15 points and four boards.

Forward Josh Hart is another energetic force who is a menace on the boards despite being 6-foot-4. He will finish around the rim but can knock down shots on the outside when needed. The 28-year-old averages 7.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest. In the Feb. 12 loss to the Rockets, Hart notched 17 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists. See who to back at SportsLine

Why the 76ers can cover

Guard Tyrese Maxey is now thrust into a larger role with Embiid (knee) sidelined. Maxey uses his quickness to penetrate the paint and owns a soft touch around the rim. The Kentucky product utilizes his reliable jumper to knock down perimeter shots. Maxey logs 25.7 points and a team-high 6.4 assists per contest. On Feb. 14 versus the Heat, he racked up 30 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. 

Forward Tobias Harris provides Philadelphia with a calm three-level scorer. Harris can create mismatches. His speed gives power forwards fits and has the post-up game to overpower smaller defenders. The Tennessee product averages 17.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest. In the Feb. 9 matchup against the Hawks, Harris had 21 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make 76ers vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 234 points. The model also says one side hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Knicks vs. 76ers, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 76ers vs. Knicks spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 60-36 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.