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(22-28) New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics (36-15)
Date: Wednesday January 31st
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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The New York Knicks are six games under .500 this season and and 2-3 over their last five games. New York recently got a win at Phoenix, 107-85. Boston is back home off a long West coast trip.
The Celtics are also 2-3 over their last five games. Boston recently got a win on the road at Denver, 111-110. Kyrie Irving had 27 points in the win.
The last time the Knicks and Celtics took the court against each other was this season.
The two have faced each other twice this year, with both teams splitting the games 1-1.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are still a bad team this year. The team recently destroyed the Phoenix Suns, by 22 points. New York was led by Enes Kanter who finished the game with 20 on 8 of 10 shooting from the floor. Porzingis added 19 points in the road win.
The Knicks need a lot of work. New York relies heavily on Kristaps Porzingis and rightfully so. He is averaging 23.1 points per game this year. Tim Hardaway Jr., has also been good for the Knicks this year.
He is averaging 18 points per game this season.
Enes Kanter has been the “glue guy” for the Knicks this season. Kanter is averaging 13.8 points and 10 rebound per game this season. He also brings toughness and defense around the rim.
The Knicks just need one more piece in order to be taken serious in the East.
Defensively, New York is allowing 106.2 points per game this year. Good enough to rank the Knicks 17th in points allowed this year. If the Knicks can play defense like they did against Phoenix their last time out, New York will take the Celtics to the wire.
The Knicks have talent, but don’t seem to play discipline enough to close out close games.
The Boston Celtics are looking to get back on track after a recent lapse on the road. The Celtics beat Denver in their last game by one point. The game before the win at Denver, Boston took a tough road loss at Golden State, 109-105.
Both Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry stole the show in the prime-time matchup. Irving had 37 points in the loss.
The Celtics are one of the most well rounded teams in the NBA this season. Kyrie Irving is playing at an All NBA level again this year. He is averaging 25 points per game this season.
Aside from Irving’s play, the Celtics have five other players averaging double figures in points this year. Jaylon Brown has played like a most improved player of the year candidate this season.
On the defensive side of the court, the Celtics are one of the best teams in the NBA. Boston is allowing 98.8 points per game this season. Good enough for 2nd in the league in points allowed this year.
The Celtics are solid at home, with a 18-8 home record this year.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-1 in NY last 10 overall.
- Over is 16-5 in NY last 21 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in NY last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 9-3 in BOS last 12 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Knicks are going to need a team effort on the road against Boston. New York does have the “Unicorn” but not enough around him to be considered a good team in the East.
Boston has more than enough talent on their roster to handle the Knicks at TD Garden. Look for a big game from Kyrie Irving and Jaylon Brown. Brown is emerging as the teams best two way player this year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics -8.5 & Small lean OVER the 208 total
The Knicks are bad on the road, and will struggle in this matchup against the Celtics. Take Boston for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 115 – Knicks 95
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