Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks - 11/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (3-4) at Boston Celtics (3-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics clash Friday night in a NBA matchup at the TD Garden.
The New York Knicks look for their second road victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Boston Celtics hope to snap a three-game winning streak and get back to a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 25.7 points and 7.1 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 19.7 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 Friday games. The under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Boston and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Boston Celtics are due for a breakout performance and it's likely going to come against a team like the Knicks. The Knicks aren't a consistent team and are still trying to find themselves, especially on the road. I like the Celtics to finally put a complete performance together and get the job done at home.