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2021 NBA Handicapping
(25-26) New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics (25-26)
Date: Wednesday, April 7th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
On Wednesday, April 7th the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics meet for the second time this season. The Knicks won the initial match on January 17th by a score of 105-75.
The Celtics hold the all-time record between the clubs with 296 in 479 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with the Celtics winning all three contests.
New York Knicks
In the battle of New York, it was the Nets who came out on top Monday despite losing James Harden four minutes into the match. The win amounted to a sweep of the season series which Brooklyn hadn’t done in six seasons.
Without fans in the stands, it does beg the question of how these games would look if a full house was in attendance because every season there are as many Knicks fans at Barclays as there are Nets fans. With the superstar trio and added All-Stars I wonder how much that dynamic has changed.
It came down to one bucket and the Knicks battled showcasing their stellar defense but couldn’t muster enough offense to get the victory.
Julius Randle did his best but missed his final shot to send the game into overtime. He finished with a triple-double featuring 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 assists.
While Randle has been the focus of the Knicks sophomore RJ Barrett continues to ascend as a viable second option scoring 22 points and connecting on four of his six 3-pointers
Reggie Bullock scored 21 and Derrick Rose added 16 as the other double-digit contributors.
With Mitchell Robinson lost to a fractured foot the Knicks are taking a gander at a couple of players (John Henson and Norvel Pelle) via 10-day contracts to offset the loss of depth at center.
The Celtics enter this match following the game Tuesday versus the 76ers that resulted in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. This defeat highlights the issues of the Boston crew who were expected to be among the East’s elite in preseason predictions
Instead, the trio of the 76ers, Nets, and Bucks have separated themselves from the rest of the East while the Celtics
As this site predicted Joel Embiid proved too much for Robert Williams who fouled out after playing only 14 minutes.
Jayson Tatum was the top Celtics producer with 20 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Jaylen Brown scored 17 points. Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker each scored 14 points as the other double-figure contributors.
George Hill has yet to play for the Celtics since being traded at the deadline continuing to work his way back from a thumb injury.
After finally finding his rhythm Evan Fournier was out Tuesday due to health and safety protocols and that will require him to be out at least a week. Tristan Thompson is out for protocols as well.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 8-2in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Celtics are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Knicks bring their fourth-ranked defense to the court which is what keeps them in the majority of games.
Boston is in the middle of the pack on both sides of the court ranking 12th on offense and 16th on defense. With the rest advantage though that defense could make the difference.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks +6.5
With the Celtics’ loss on Tuesday, the Knicks moved ahead of them into seventh giving this match even more credence in the standings.
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