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(40-19) Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks (24-36)
Date: Saturday February 24
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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This is being written before Boston kicks off its second half in Detroit on Friday night. The Celtics limped into the break and you have to wonder what the ceiling is for this team right now.
Are they just too dependent on some unproven pieces to be a real factor in the Eastern Conference race.
New York has been playing a funeral march for some time. Once they lost their best player this season became a total write off so finding the right spots, if any, to back them will be tricky.
Boston lost their last three games heading into the All-Star break. Gordon Heyward is still out but it looks like Marcus Smart will return to the lineup on Friday night. That could help some.
Boston is one of the most committed teams defensively and their numbers show it. They have a lot of versatile pieces and with Smart in the lineup they probably get their best on ball and help defender back in the fold.
That will help.
I know he is not leading the league in scoring but when you watch Kyrie Irving I think you can make a case that he is the best offensive player in the league.
That might sound bold but is there anyone else who scores consistently in so many different ways. The Celtics need him to probably do more.
I liked the acquisition of Greg Monroe and expect him to play more. I am not sure they might not have their best lineup if they play him and Al Horford together. Horford needs to be used more in my opinion. He should not be the fourth option.
It will be interesting to see how the kids, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown do. Tatum had an early lead but Brown has not passed him in scoring. I didn’t see that coming.
New York Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis is done for the year which sets back the development of this team. It will be helpful to get a better look at parts of their roster but really they need to see how those players fit with their unicorn, and now they can’t do it.
There are going to be some ugly games from New York as the season winds down.
Remember when Trey Burke was a thing? I didn’t even know he was in New York and he has missed time due to injury but he scored 26 points of the bench in their final game before the break.
At the very least he might be a good DFS option down the stretch. They are looking for scorers.
The Knicks picked up Emmanuel Mudiay from the Nuggets and I am still wondering why. He is a great athlete but his production has gone down every year in the league.
It is so New York to think they are going to be the one’s to unlock his potential. It is hard to understand what this team is doing sometimes.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Knicks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
No line yet here but expect the Celtics to be the favourites. They are playing on the road the night before though.
If they lose that one I would expect that they put a premium on at least getting the win in this one. Brad Stevens won’t let his team slide too far.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
I am looking for a -5 on the road here with Boston. They can cover that with ease.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 107 – Knicks 96
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