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Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks Betting Preview

The 2024 NBA Playoffs are set to continue on Tuesday night, and there will be a huge game taking place in the Eastern Conference. In Game 5, the Philadelphia 76ers are set to visit the New York Knicks, and the home team has a 3-1 series lead. 

Philadelphia struggled through some tough injuries during the regular season, and they were only able to get the number seven seed. The 76ers were able to pick up a win in Game 3, but they have struggled in the other three games. 

New York got the number two seed in the Eastern Conference this season, and they came into the playoffs with a ton of momentum. The Knicks were able to protect home court in Games 1 and 2, and will look to close things out. 

The New York Knicks are 4.5-point betting favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 on Tuesday night. 

Dynamic Duo Leading Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers are getting 64 points per game from their two stars in this series, but the rest of the team has struggled. Joel Embiid is averaging 35 points per game, and Tyrese Maxey has chipped in with 29 points per game. 

If the Sixers are going to keep their season alive then they are going to need some other players to step up as well. Philadelphia can’t seem to get enough stops to win, and that means that they will have to shoot their way to a win. 

There will be some desperation on the part of the Sixers in this game, and that could allow them to play their best game of the series. 

Brunson Leading Charge

Jalen Brunson has emerged as a true superstar in the NBA and he is averaging 33 points and nine assists per game in this series. Brunson put up 47 points on the road in Game 4, and he is responsible for giving his team this lead. 

The Knicks have also shot extremely well in this series as they are making close to 38 percent of their shots from deep. New York will be looking to get hot from the perimeter again, and they don’t have a ton of interior scoring. 

New York has been one of the best defensive teams in the league this season, and they are shutting down everyone outside of Embiid and Maxey in this series. 

Knicks Advance to Second Round

The Philadelphia 76ers gave their best effort in Game 4 of the series on Sunday, but it simply wasn’t enough to get a win. Philadelphia just doesn’t have anything left in the tank, and it’s hard to see them winning this game. 

New York wants to end the series in five games, and they have a superstar setting the tone every night for this team. The Knicks are also going to get a massive boost from the home crowd in this game as Madison Square Garden will be rocking. 

Bet the New York Knicks -4.5 as they are going to blow out the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night to get to the Second Round.

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