Celtics vs. Knicks - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (25-37) at Boston Celtics (37-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSNN
The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics square off early Friday night at the TD Garden.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.5 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14 points and 7.4 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost eight of their last nine road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.6 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 12 straight home games.
The Knicks are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Knicks continue to fall apart before our eyes, and a trip to play the hot and consistent Boston Celtics isn't going to help. This game could get ugly quickly. I like Boston by double digits.