Knicks vs. Sixers prediction and odds for NBA Summer League (Back Philly as small favorites)

Can the Sixers use its experience in the Utah Summer League to get off to a good start in Las Vegas?

NBA Salt Lake City Summer League - Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers
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The Sixers were part of the group of teams to play in one of the two Summer League tune ups, and now look to bring some new found chemistry to Las Vegas to make a run in the official NBA Summer League.

The Sixers are small favorites against the Knicks on Saturday afternoon. Philadelphia showed plenty of offense in Utah, scoring at least 90 points in all three games, will the team outpace the Knicks in each team's first game?

Here are the odds and our best bet:

Knicks vs. Sixers odds, spread and total

Spread:

  • Knicks: +1.5 (-110)
  • Sixers: -1.5 (-110)

Moneyline;

  • Knicks: +105
  • Sixers: -125

Total: 185.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

Knicks vs. Sixers prediction and pick

The Sixers lost to two of the four favorites to win the Las Vegas Summer League in Utah, so I'm not downgrading them despite the 1-2 record.

The Sixers have been leaning on the likes of second year pro Jaden Springer, Javonte Smart and rookie Terquavion Smith. The team has figured out its rotation for a Summer League team while the Knicks are going to be learning on the fly, without a first round pick in each of the past two seasons to trust.

This game is being lined like a coin flip, but I see enough talent to trust the Sixers and believe this matchup sets up for them to be hindsight favorties.

PICK: Sixers -1.5

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.