Free NBA Hoops Pick: Celtics vs Knicks Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Boston Celtics taking on the New York Tuesday February 2nd at Madison Square Garden, in Manhattan New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Boston Celtics (27-22-13-12 A) vs. New York Knicks (23-27-14-11 H)
Date: Tuesday February 2nd
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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This historic Eastern Conference matchup consists of two teams that have seen better years in their past.
The Boston Celtics are looking to solidify their playoff seed going into all-star weekend.
The New York Knicks are looking to turn their season around and look to sneak into the 8th seed.
The Boston Celtics have been on a roll as of late moving up in the standings while led by different scorers. The Celtics are 4-1 in their past 5 games while scorer 113.2 points per game and giving up 98.8 during that period.
The Celtics are led overall by guard play including all-star guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas, who was voted in as a reserve player for the Eastern Conference playoffs is currently averaging 21.5 points and 6.6 assists per game.
His duties are helped out by more guard play in Avery Bradley who is averaging a solid 15 points per game and supplies good defensive duties.
The Celtics were in action on Sunday in Orlando where they were defeated 119-114, snapping a 5 game winning streak.
The Celtics were led by Marcus Smart, who scored 26 points off the bench in the contest. Also scoring in the game was Thomas with 23 and Bradley with 22.
The Celtics currently sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-15 in the Eastern Conference.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have been struggling as of late, dropping 4 of their last 5 matches.
During that span, the knicks are scoring 99.2 points per game and giving up 105.6 points per game. The Knicks are looking to improve on the defensive side of the ball against Boston.
The Knicks are led by both the veteran Carmelo Anthony and rookie Kristaps Porzingus.
Carmelo Anthony has been putting up good numbers, now in his 13 year in the league, averaging 21.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. The highly drafted Porzingus is living up to his draft pick averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
The Knicks were in action on Sunday at home against the red hot Golden State Warriors losing 116-96. Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks by scoring 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Porzingus also had 14 points and 6 rebounds.
The Knicks currently sit in 11th place in the East, with a record of 15-7 against conference foes.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 overall.
- Knicks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games.
- Over is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 overall.
- Celtics are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Free NBA Prediction:
In this conference battle look for the front court to be the deciding factor of the game. The Knicks are looking to battle back into the playoff hunt, look for them to keep the Celtics guard play in check on Tuesday night.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks +3.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 101 New York 107
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