Celtics at Knicks - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (19-18) at New York Knicks (19-20)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -2 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, MSG
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Boston Celtics are in need of a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.1 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.2 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.7 points and 3.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.6 points and eight rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.8 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.2 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have won five of their last six home games.
The Celtics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Knicks are a team that's starting to gell and is finally win home games with some consisency. The Celtics are in a bit of a funk right now and don't look confident to go on the road and cool off a heating up Knicks club. I'll lay the bucket here with solid confidence.