Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks - 12/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (14-16) at Boston Celtics (16-13)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG, CSNN
The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics square off early Sunday night at the TD Garden.
The New York Knicks need a nice win here after losing six of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 97.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.8 points and 1.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Langston Galloway is dishing 2.1 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.9 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing four assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Knicks are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Boston.
The Knicks have covered their last four on the road and nine of their last 13 against the Celtics. I'm not leaving this many points on the table. Give me the points.