Game 1 of a first-round series in the 2024 NBA playoffs features the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks colliding on Saturday. The Knicks won the season series 3-1 over the Sixers. New York went 27-14 at Madison Square Garden this season. Meanwhile, Philadelphia notched a 22-19 record on the road. Julius Randle (shoulder) will miss the entire postseason for the Knicks.  

Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks are 3.5-point favorites in the latest 76ers vs. Knicks odds from SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 208.5. Before making any Knicks vs. 76ers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation 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 the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 88-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Knicks and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Knicks vs. Sixers:

  • 76ers vs. Knicks spread: New York -3.5
  • 76ers vs. Knicks over/under: 208.5 points  
  • 76ers vs. Knicks money line: New York -161, Philadelphia +137
  • NYK: The Knicks are 44-37-1 against the spread this season.
  • PHI: The 76ers are 48-35 against the spread this season. 
  • 76ers vs. Knicks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the 76ers can cover

Center Joel Embiid is listed as questionable (knee), but he is widely expected to play. He remains of the most impactful players in the NBA. The seven-time All-Star owns a nasty face-up game and will knock down perimeter jumpers with ease. Embiid averages 34.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. On April 12 versus the Magic, Embiid had 32 points, 13 rebound  and seven assists.

Guard Tyrese Maxey thrives as a shot-creator for the 76ers. Maxey will attack the paint to either score or dish the rock to a teammate. The Kentucky product also has a reliable jumper on the outside to space the floor. Maxey logged 25.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He dropped 19 points and six assists in the Play-In win over the Heat. See which team to pick here.

Why the Knicks can cover

Forward OG Anunoby is one of the best defenders in the league due to his ability to guard any position 1 through 4. Anunoby has very active hands to alter shots and get into passing lanes. The Indiana product averaged 14.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this season. On March 12 against the 76ers, Anunoby notched 14 points and four boards.

Guard Josh Hart continues to be a high-impact player. He is a tenacious rebounder and is always running the floor. The Villanova product is an active cutter while being a pesky defender. Hart logged 9.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. In his last contest, Hart totaled 12 points, 10 boards and four assists. See which team to pick here

How to make 76ers vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 213 points. The model also says one side hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins 76ers vs. Knicks, and which side hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Knicks vs. 76ers spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,600 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.