Celtics at Knicks - 2/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (16-30) at New York Knicks (10-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, MSG
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Boston Celtics have pretty much given up on the season with losses in seven of their last 10 games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 100.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 103 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jared Sullinger is averaging 14 points and eight rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.1 points and 1.5 assists. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Evan Turner is shooting 43.7 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics offense continues to decline, as they’re shooting just 41.8 percent from the field in their last five games. The Boston Celtics are 3-16 SU this season when scoring less than 100 points. Tayshaun Prince is questionable for this game with a hip injury.
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The New York Knicks are playing their best ball of the season with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 12 points and four rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 39.1 percent from the field and Jose Calderon is dishing 4.6 assists. The New York Knicks are allowing just 42.7 percent shooting from the field and 30 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Knicks have won of their last five when allowing less than 100 points. Amar'e Stoudemire, Cole Aldrich and Travis Wear are all questionable for this game with injuries.
The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 21-10 ATS in the last 31 meetings in New York.
With the way the Knicks are winning and covering the number lately, you have to like them to cover this small number against a Boston team that has checked out. Look for the Knicks to keep rolling.