NEW YORK over Philadelphia by 7
Christmas Day tips off at MSG where the Sixers have dropped each of their last 7 games on this court. After some impressive play in November, Philly has dropped 6 of 8 this month, falling below .500 for the first time since October. Center Joel Embiid leads the way for the 76ers, posting 24 points and 11 rebounds per contest, while Ben Simmons is fulfilling his massive potential after missing his rookie season with an injury. On the down side, the Sixers were 0-3 SUATS in division games this season at press time prior to back-to-back games with Toronto. Meanwhile, the Knicks saw their 4-game winning streak snapped on Monday night in Charlotte, as Kristaps Porzingis was sidelined with a sore knee, but he is expected to return for this nationally televised contest on ESPN. The Knicks are 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS their last seven as home dogs in this series and 7-4 ATS overall as home dogs this season at press time – not to mention 5-1 ATS home on Mondays. Time to unwrap this beauty, as Santa left a bonus gift today.p them on our fade list. No magical outcome for Washington fans here.