76ers vs. Knicks Game 3 Betting Preview, Odds, How To Watch

Alex Murray
By: Alex Murray
24 Apr 24
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76ers vs. Knicks Game 3 Betting Preview, Odds, How To Watch

As many basketball heads will tell you, Game 3 is arguably the most crucial game in a seven-game series, so we’ve got you covered for this 76ers vs. Knicks Game 3 matchup with New York up 2-0 with a full betting preview including the best odds from top sports betting sites!

Highlights

  • 76ers have covered the spread in nine of the last 10 games as favorites
  • NYK haven’t had a great ATS record as road dogs in 2023-2024
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. is due for a breakout performance in Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks NBA 1st Round Game 3 Betting Odds

All odds provided by Sports Interaction

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Philadelphia 76ers-189-4.5 (-110)O204.5 (-105)
New York Knicks+155+4.5 (-110)U204.5 (-115)

When to Watch and How to Watch 76ers vs. Knicks Game 3

Game 3 of this Eastern Conference first round series between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks will take place at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30pm E.T. If you’re watching in Canada, you can find the game broadcast on TSN3 and TSN5, and you can also stream the game via the TSN App. In America, viewers will be treated to a TNT broadcast of the matchup.

76ers vs. Knicks Game 3 Point Spread Betting Preview

It’s no surprise that the 76ers come into this one as the favorites, as they will be the more desperate team. The 4.5 point spread is the same as the Knicks had when they were at home for Games 1 and 2, though they only hit it in one of those games. These teams seem like they’re at similar levels of quality, which is why the home court advantage is so important.

However, there’s never been a series where every game is closely contested, and we like the 76ers to explode at home here in Game 3. Tyrese Maxey has been playing out of his mind, but though Joel Embiid’s numbers look good, he hasn’t been his dominant self, due in no small part to his lingering knee issue. Isaiah Hartenstein did a bang up job on the former MVP in Game 2, but are we really saying a guy of his caliber is going to shut down Embiid in back-to-back games? We just can’t see it.

Jalen Brunson is bound to bounce back at some point, but his supporting cast, which has been shooting the lights out, will regress to the mean sooner rather than later. The 76ers have had solid leads in the fourth quarter of both games; the reason they lost both is a lack of effort, which can be easily remedied. Tobias Harris, Nicolas Batum, and Kelly Oubre Jr. are not all going to continue shooting sub-40 percent either.

We like the 76ers to cover a -4.5 point spread; here are a few more NBA betting trends that pushed us to that conclusion:

  • 76ers are 49-36 ATS this season, the 3rd-best mark in the NBA
  • Philly is 21-12 ATS as a home favorite this year, 6th-best in the league
  • New York was 11-12-1 ATS as a road dog this year, 18th in the NBA
  • 76ers are 15-4 ATS in their last 19 games
  • Philly is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games as favorites
  • No road team has won a game in these playoffs as of the morning of April 23

Best 76ers vs. Knicks Game 3 Player Props

PlayerPoints O/U
Joel Embiid (PHI)31.5 (-120/-110)
Jalen Brunson (NYK)28.5 (-139/+105)
Tyrese Maxey (PHI)27.5 (-105/-125)
Donte DiVincenzo (NYK)15.5 (-105/-128)
Josh Hart (NYK)14.5 (-105/-128)
Tobias Harris (PHI)12.5 (-120/-110)
OG Anunoby (NYK)10.5 (-128/+100)
Miles McBride (NYK)8.5 (+105/-139)
Isaiah Hartenstein (NYK)7.5 (-105/-125)
Bojan Bogdanovic (NYK)7.5 (-128/+100)

For some reason, Kelly Oubre Jr.’s points prop is still on the board, but going based on recent history, we’d expect his number to be between 10 and 12 points, which we love him to hit as long as the odds are no shorter than -120. Oubre has really struggled in these first two games, going 5-for-14 for a combined 14 points, but he was red hot to finish the regular season, scoring 12+ in 13 of the final 15 games, including a run of seven straight with 17+.

Joel Embiid will have seen all the bulletin board material re: how Isaiah Hartenstein strapped him up late in Game 3, so we like him to blow by his number at -120 odds. Embiid’s +425 odds to go for 40+ are also worth a look in our opinion.

Miles McBride was red hot in Game 1, but came back down to earth in Game 2, though he still had 9 points. While McBride was playing massive minutes and scoring a lot while OG Anunoby was out, but after OG’s return, McBride averaged just 6 points over the final four games of the regular season, shooting six or fewer shots in three of those games. While the -139 odds are a little hefty, we don’t expect McBride to be much of a factor in Game 3.

Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of their lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.