The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The New York Knicks look to get a game above a .500 record. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30p ET.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 116.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.1 points and 8 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points and 3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 87 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 115.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 18.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.1 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 13-3 in Celtics last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 overall.
The Boston Celtics are the clear and away better team and with both clubs playing on the end of a back to back that should show even more. The New York Knicks have had issues playing up to their competition in the past, and this could be a letdown spot after them getting a nice road win over the 76ers last night. The Knicks still have offensive issues they need to iron out. I'll lay the small chalk with the Celtics on the road.