Knicks vs. Celtics - 2/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (27-22) at New York Knicks (23-27)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +2 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, MSG
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.5 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing five rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 3.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The New York Knicks need a big win after losing five of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14 points and 1.9 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won seven of their last 10 home games. Jose Calderon is questionable with a groin injury.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Knicks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Knicks need to win games like this if they're going to sneak into the playoffs. The Celtics aren't that great on the road and have some bad losses recently. I see New York winning this outright, so I'll take the free bucket.