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(26-8) Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks (14-16)
Date: Thursday, December 21
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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Thursday December 21 finds Atlantic Division rivals tipping off. The visiting Boston Celtics arrive to face hosts the New York Knicks. Boston lost to the Heat last night and are playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Knicks enter following two days rest and a thorough thumping at the hands of the Hornets on Monday.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Celtics winning three of the four contests. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Knicks 288 of their 468 matches.
Monday night the Boston Celtics gave credence to the lucky leprechaun when the Indiana Pacers inexplicably melted down in the final seconds of the game.
Bojan Bogdanovic coughed up the ball (with two wide open men in the lane) leading to a one point Boston victory. That said, if the Celtics are going to rely on luck all season it’s bound to catch up to them since they’ve only played three opposite coast games to date.
Although Kyrie Irving continues to lead the squad on and off the court, his younger court mates are beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Despite still ranking as the best defense in the Association that portion of their game has been slipping.
Case in point, over the last ten games the Celtics have ranged from a high of 18th on defense to a low of 27th. Meanwhile their offense is climbing, but with copious games still to play on the road the Celtics need to rediscover the defense that helped them win games early in the season.
In the last eight games Boston is 4-4 and In their next six games following the Knicks they’ll face the fiery hot Bulls, Rockets, Cavaliers and Timberwolves. Not a great time to have any set backs.
New York Knicks
Inexplicably the Knicks have climbed into the East’s playoff seeds even while not having the services of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis who has been in and out of the lineup. They’ve had issues on the road (2-9), but are stellar at home (14-5).
Tim Hardaway Jr. has a lower leg injury and will remain out versus the Celtics. Porzingis missed the Knicks past two games, but is expected back tonight. The unicorn’s presence poses problems for the Celtics frontcourt particularly if Enes Kanter is rolling.
The Celts could assign Al Horford to guard Porzingis but his 7’3″ size allows him to rise up easily over Horford.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- Celtics are 8.2 in last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 3-7 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction: Line is off – Do leprechauns travel to the Mecca?
As of posting no odds are available. The tough call here is the 14-5 home court advantage of the Knicks and the floundering defense of the Celtics. The big question is whether the Celtics leprechaun is welcome at the Mecca.
I jest not, because the Celtics defense will do one of two things and they certainly aren’t trending in the right direction. Plus, the Celtics play the night prior. With the loss in Miami the Celtics have lost three of their last seven games (including the lucky win vs. the Pacers).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available – bet the Knicks to win
Still, sometimes. (e.g.: Bucks over Cavs) you just have to go with your gut -in this case it says bet the Knicks.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 105 – Celtics 102
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