76ers vs. Knicks NBA Preview (3/12/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 12, 2024 - Last Updated on March 14, 2024
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The New York Knicks are set to host the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern Conference game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The game will air on TNT.

76ers vs. Knicks pregame odds

According to the latest NBA betting odds, the Knicks are home favorites for tonight’s game with the 76ers. New York leads the season series 2-1. The last meeting took place on Sunday. Philadelphia picked up a 79-73 upset as a +7.5 road underdog, with the total going under the line of 212.5 points. Current odds for Tuesday’s game from Mass online sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKings: 76ers +6, over/under 208.5
  • FanDuel: 76ers +6, over/under 208.5
  • Caesars: 76ers +6, over/under 208.5
  • BetMGM: 76ers +5.5, over/under 208.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Knicks vs. 76ers. 

76ers vs. Knicks projected starting lineups

Sixers starting lineup

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Tyrese Maxey
SF: Kelly Oubre Jr.
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Mo Bamba

Knicks starting lineup

PG: Jalen Brunson
SG: Donte DiVincenzo
SF: Josh Hart
PF: OG Anunoby
C: Isaiah Hartenstein

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

76ers vs. Knicks injuries

The 76ers will remain without Joel Embiid, but he is nearing a return. Tyrese Maxey will return after missing four games and re-join the starting lineup. Role players Robert Covington and De’Andre Melton are also out tonight.

For the Knicks, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson will both continue to be out for tonight’s game. OG Anunoby will return after missing a month due to an elbow injury.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Philadelphia 76ers team stats

The Sixers are 36-28 on the season, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference so far. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, most recently picking up a 79-73 victory over the same New York Knicks team on Sunday. Tobias Harris and Kelly Oubre Jr. both notched double-doubles in the victory. After losing to the Knicks, the 76ers travel to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Here is where Philadelphia ranks as a team in key stats for the season:

  • Points per game: 115.9 (14th)
  • Points allowed per game: 113.0 (13th)
  • Rebounds per game: 43.0 (19th)
  • Assists per game: 24.8 (23rd)
  • FG%: 46.6% (20th)
  • 3PT%: 35.8 (20th)

New York Knicks team stats

The Knicks, coming off Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia, are 37-27, putting them fourth in the East. Like the 76ers, they are 4-6 in their last 10 — including a 98-74 win over the Magic this past Friday. Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVincenzo were the only Knicks starters to post double-digit points last time out. Here are the stats so far for the Knicks this season:

  • Points per game: 112.4 (23rd)
  • Points allowed per game: 108.8 (2nd)
  • Rebounds per game: 45.7 (5th)
  • Assists per game: 23.8 (29th)
  • FG%: 46.1 (25th)
  • 3PT%: 36.5 (16th)

Player stats for Sixers vs. Knicks

Philadelphia 76ers leaders

The 76ers just beat New York on Sunday in a low-scoring game. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way for Philadelphia. Here are the leaders from the 76ers’ most recent game:

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 18 PTS, 10 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 16 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Paul Reed (SF): 13 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Tobias Harris (PF): 11 PTS, 12 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Kyle Lowry (PG): 8 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS

Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey lead Philadelphia in scoring, though Embiid is out for Tuesday’s game. Here are the 76ers’ season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Joel Embiid (C): 35.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.7 APG
  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 26.0 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.3 APG
  • Tobias Harris (PF): 17.4 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 14.9 PPG, 3.6 APG, 4.8 APG
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 14.6 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 1.3 APG

New York Knicks leaders

The Knicks will look to take the second game of this back-to-back series with the Sixers. Jalen Brunson led the way for New York. Here are the top five Knicks players based on Sunday’s outing against Philadelphia:

  • Jalen Brunson (PG): 19 PTS, 3 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Donte DiVincenzo (SG): 15 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (SF): 10 PTS, 1 RB, 0 ASTS
  • Josh Hart (SG): 9 PTS, 11 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Precious Achiuwa (PF): 8 PTS, 9 RBS, 0 ASTS

Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle both lead the Knicks with over 20 points per game. Randle is out for Tuesday’s game with an injury, so someone will need to fill in for his absence. Here are New York’s season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Jalen Brunson (PG): 27.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Julius Randle (PF): 24.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • OG Anunoby (SF): 15.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Donte DiVincenzo (SG): 14.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.6 APG
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (SF): 13.5 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.0 APG
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