The Philadelphia 76ers head into Monday’s Game 2 against the New York Knicks as a 5.5-point underdog PA sportsbooks or New Jersey online sports betting. That number seems right on point as of Monday afternoon because the Knicks won Game 1 by seven points and Tyrese Maxey popped up on the injury report on Monday morning. Maxey probably missed shoot around to rest with whatever illness he is dealing with, because well, that’s the smart thing to do:

Maxey’s questionable status may make some of us overthink how to bet himself and the Sixers whether it be on player props or the spread. The Sixers’ star guard was the team’s highest scorer in Game 1 with 33 points. Joel Embiid, who is once again questionable himself, recorded 29 points.

Embiid and Maxey combined to take 46 of the Sixers’ 81 shots. That statistic alone should put their point prop overs in play. Embiid’s point prop sits at 29.5, while Maxey is at 25.5. The simple process with betting Embiid is if you believe he will be more efficient from the field (he was 8-for-22 on Saturday) and still get to the line (11-for-12 in Game 1), the over is in good shape. But if you think the knee is bugging him enough to affect his shooting, the under might be worth the risk. Maxey seems like the better points prop bet at this point because of his Game 1 output. He scored at least 25 points in the last five games in which he played over 25 minutes. He attempted at least seven threes in those five games as well. He knocked down at least three triples in four of those games, so the over 2.5 threes props seems manageable as well.

The other way to approach props with the Sixers is through the role players. They need to step up even if Maxey takes two shots of DayQuil and feels fine. Tobias Harris and Kelly Oubre Jr.’s point props both sit at 12.5, Kyle Lowry is at 9.5 and Nicolas Batum is at 4.5. Batum only took four shots in Game 1 and his primary use is for defense, but he’s the guy to buy low on because Buddy Hield, Paul Reed and Cameron Payne combined for 26 minutes in Game 1.

On the other side, Jalen Brunson took the most shots of any player in Game 1, but he only went 8-for-26 and scored just 22 points. Brunson averaged 35.9 points per game in April, so you understand why he has the largest point prop on the board at 30.5. He’s bound to go off at some point of the series, which is why it’s tempting to go over.

Six different Knicks took more than 10 shots in Game 1, but the one who didn’t might be the best buy-low guy on the prop market. Mitchell Robinson had eight points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes, 18 more than Isaiah Hartenstein. Robinson’s props are set at 5.5 points and 7.5 rebounds.

As for the spread, the Sixers are 8-7 against the spread as an underdog of six or more points, while the Knicks are 9-4 ATS as a favorite of six or more.