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Celtics vs Knicks Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

New York Knicks (26-23) vs. Boston Celtics (35-14)
January 26, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -8; Over/Under: +226
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The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in NBA action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New York Knicks Betting Preview

The New York Knicks are averaging 114.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 24.6 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 22.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 31 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.9 points and 3.3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

The Knicks are 26-9 ATS in their last 35 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Knicks last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

Right when you’re ready to believe in the New York Knicks, they fall off a cliff. Here we are. The Celtics have some weird losses as of late as well, but they’ve still been the most consistent team in the East overall, and they win at home by an average of 9.3 points. The Knicks are 1-3-1 ATS when underdogs of 5 or more points. Give me the Celtics in a comfortable victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Boston Celtics -8

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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