Boston Celtics (15-5) vs New York Knicks (12-8)
2023-12-08 19:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -6.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5
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The New York Knicks look for a win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics prediction.
New York Knicks Betting Prediction
The New York Knicks had their 3-game winning streak snapped by the Bucks on Tuesday. The New York Knicks are averaging 111.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 24.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Julius Randle is averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
New York Knicks Team Facts
- The Knicks have lost eight of their last nine games at TD Garden when playing with a rest disadvantage.
- The Knicks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last four games against teams that held a winning record.
- Each of the Knicks’ last 10 games against the Celtics following a road loss have gone UNDER the total points line.
Boston Celtics Betting Preview
The Boston Celtics had their 3-game winning streak over the Hawks, Bulls and 76ers snapped on Monday by the Pacers. The Boston Celtics are averaging 116.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.6 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game.
Boston Celtics Team Facts
- The Celtics have won each of their last nine games at TD Garden.
- The Celtics have covered the spread in six of their last seven home games when playing with a rest advantage.
- Each of the last 10 Friday games between the Knicks and Celtics have gone UNDER the total points line.
New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics prediction
The Boston Celtics are the better team and should be favored at home, but this is a lot of points for what’s become a bit of a rivalry. The last 10 meetings between the Celtics and Knicks have been split down the middle, and the Knicks are 5-4-1 ATS in those games. The Celtics are 8-10-1 ATS on the season, and they’ve failed to cover 7 of their last 9 games. The Celtics probably win, but I like the Knicks to hang around. Give me the road dog.