New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Best Bets and Predictions
The New York Knicks will head to Boston to take on the Celtics in this Atlantic Division matchup. The tipoff for this game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. eastern from the TD Garden.
The Knicks ended a four-game losing streak with a two-point victory over the Cavaliers in their last game. The Celtics ended a nine-game winning streak with back-to-back losses heading into the game tonight.
Before running to NBA expert picks, let’s look at the NBA odds and NBA player stats to help us make our Knicks vs Celtics prediction.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Odds
New York Knicks
Spread: +9 -110
Over/Under: 224.5 -110
Spread: -9 -110
Over/Under: 224.5 -110
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Information
New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics
Location of the game: TD Garden. Boston, MA.
Date: Thursday, January 26. 6:30 PM ET.
How to watch: TNT.
Last Game Score Record
The Knicks and the Celtics last played each other in early November in New York. The Boston Celtics would win their first matchup by a score of 133-118.
The Celtics outscored the Knicks by 10 in the game’s final quarter. Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum’s duo were also unstoppable, combining to score 56 total points.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Analysis
New York Knicks
The Knicks are a scrappy group that needs to get things right before the All-Star break in just a few short weeks. If the season were to end today, the Knicks would make the playoffs by a game.
Offensively, the New York Knicks team stats show they are a mid-tier team averaging 114.1 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. In their last five games, the Knicks are averaging 114.2.
The Knicks have proven they can play defense as well, allowing just 112.1 points per game, which put them in the top 10. However, in their last five games, the Knicks are giving up over 120 points per game on average.
Julius Randle is leading in offensive production. He is currently averaging 24.2 points per game on 46% shooting.
Jalen Brunson, the newcomer from Dallas, has also been a huge help to the Knicks. He currently averages 22.3 points per game while shooting 46% from the field and 40% from the three-point line.
The Knicks are 25-22-2 against the spread this season. The Knicks are 3-2 against the spread in their last five away games. In the last five games that they were the underdog, the Knicks were 3-2 against the spread.
The Atlantic Division may be the best in basketball, with the 76ers, the Nets, the Knicks, and the Celtics. Boston is sitting atop the league, providing that once against, they are one of the best basketball teams.
The offense for Boston has been great, averaging over 117 points per game, which is fourth in all NBA matchups this season. In their last five games, the Celtics are averaging 110 points.
Boston is also regarded as one of the best teams in the league because of the way they play defense, giving up 112 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA team stats. In their last five games, Boston has given up 110.2 points per game on average.
Jayson Tatum is having an MVP-type season in the NBA schedule so far. He leads the Celtics with 31.0 points per game on 46.8% shooting. In their last ten games, Tatum has scored over 30 points in six of the games.
Jalen Brown is the robin to the Batman that is Tatum. What Tatum brings extra to the offense, Brown brings to the defensive side with his tenacity and ability to shut down the opposition’s best player.
The Boston Celtics standings are 25-23-1 against the spread this season. The Celtics are 1-4 against the spread at home. In their last five games where they were the favorite, the Celtics went 0-3 to start.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Betting Pick and Prediction
Making a Knicks vs Celtics prediction is difficult, but looking at all this information, he has had two standout bets.
Pick 1: Over 224.5 – Both teams have been playing solid basketball heading into tonight’s game. If both teams play average basketball, the cover should be in the contest.
Pick 2: Knicks +9. It is tough to beat a good team twice. Beating the twice by double digits may be even more complicated.
Final Knicks vs Celtics prediction: 117-112
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