Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs Knicks NBA Odds
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(49-27) Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks (29-47)
Sunday NBA sees a full slate of games with 12 matchups on the schedule, but the Celtics and Knicks are the ones kicking things off with an early 1:00 p.m. ET start time.
In this matchup, we’ll see two squads with very opposite agendas at this point in the season.
Boston has overtaken the 1 seed out East and is looking to maintain that positioning through the playoffs, while the Knicks are officially in tank mode and have been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.
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Boston enters this game on a one-game winning streak but has won eight out of its last 10.
On the year, the Celtics are scoring 107.8 points per contest. That number is good enough for eighth in the league.
Defensively, this squad allows its opponents to score 105.2 points per night. That number puts them at 14th in the Association.
New York Knicks
New York enters this game on a one-game winning streak but has won just three out of its last 10.
On the year, the Knicks are scoring 104.7 points per contest. That number is good enough for 16th in the league.
Defensively, this squad allows its opponents to score 108.2 points per night.
That number puts them at 24th in the Association.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Knicks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
Free Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
There’s little reason to believe that the Knicks can come away with a win in this one, but there’s legitimate hope of keeping things close.
The catch is that it’s going to come down to who plays. New York, in full tank mode, has opted to rest starters during the recent stretch.
If the Knicks are at full strength, their offense could take advantage of a Celtics defense that has been inconsistent (and somewhat of a disappointment) throughout the 2016-17 campaign.
If key pieces of the rotation are out, Boston should have no trouble running away with this one.
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With Boston desperate to keep its No. 1 seed and the Knicks desperate to improve draft positioning, it’s safe to go with the Celtics straight up.
But with the line not having been set at this time (and it being unclear or undetermined if New York will sit certain pieces), we can’t make a call against the spread just yet.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston Celtics 111 – New York Knicks 103
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