Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs. Knicks NBA Odds
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(1-0) Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks (1-0)
The first week of the NBA season is in full swing and there is a full slate of games on Saturday night. In this game the Boston Celtics make the trip to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks.
The Celtics have won the last two games played between the two teams.
The Boston Celtics haven’t had any gifts with their schedule to start the season. They started off the season against the Philadelphia 76ers and on Friday night they travel to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors.
In the first game against the 76ers the Celtics played really well, especially on the defensive side of the ball. They only gave up 87 points and that is going to be the key all season.
The Celtics have a lot of big name players but the biggest start of them all after the first game looks to be Jayson Tatum.
Against the Celtics he played 29 minutes scoring 23 points, and he looks to have taken a big step forward from his rookie year.
In this game the Celtics can’t fall behind early. They are going to have the tired legs and making a comeback is going to be hard.
New York Knicks
On the other side of this matchup is the New York Knicks who had an easy game to start the season and they had no issue against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Knicks are a lot of injury issues but they have Tim Hardaway Jr. who was the difference against the Hawks. He put up 31 points against the Hawks in 29 minutes and in this game they are going to need to have Hardaway to have another huge game.
In this game the Knicks need to get out to a fast start. If they can push the pace they should have a chance because of the Celtics tired legs.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 15-5 in BOS last 20 Sat. games.
- Under is 6-2 in BOS last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in BOS last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Over is 23-9-1 in NY last 33 Sat. games.
- Under is 11-5 in NY last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- NY are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Celtics are the better team, but they also play on Friday night and have to travel home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: There is no line yet.
I think the Celtics will play well for three quarters but their legs will struggle in the 4th. The Knicks will win a close showdown after only having to travel back from across town.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 105 – Celtics 103
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