Betting on today’s Celtics and Knicks game? Catch the action at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, as the Knicks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN. The Celtics are favored in this Atlantic division showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 224.5 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks +3.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, October 25th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-106 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can Boston Lock in a Road Win?
The Celtics, during the 2022-2023 season, attained an overall record of 57-25. They obtained a conference rank of 2nd, while upholding an ATS record of 41-39 and an over/under record of 40-39-3.
Boston’s leading scorer was Jayson Tatum in the 2022-2023 season, achieving a field goal percentage of 46.6%. He also averaged 30.1 points per game and recorded 31 double doubles.
In terms of points per game, the Boston Celtics ranked 4th in the NBA last season with an average of 117.9. When it comes to possessions, they ranked 14th in the league with 99.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they placed 15th in the NBA with a rate of 47.5%.
On defense, the Boston Celtics’ allowed an average of 21.1 free throw attempts per game in the previous season, placing them 4th in the NBA. The Celtics’ defense held opponents to a field goal percentage of 46.4, ranking 5th in the league. Additionally, the Boston Celtics’ defense allowed an average of 111.4 points per game, which also ranked 5th in the NBA.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Underdog New York?
New York is coming off a season where they achieved an overall record of 47-35 during the 2022-2023 season. They secured a conference rank of 5th and maintained an ATS record of 43-39, along with an over/under record of 44-37-1.
New York’s offense was led by Julius Randle, who boasted a field goal percentage of 45.9% during the 2022-2023 season. Additionally, he averaged 10 rebounds per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 25.1 points per game.
The Knicks’ offense was ranked 3rd in the NBA last season, averaging 12.6 offensive rebounds per game. In terms of scoring, they ranked 11th in the league with an average of 116.0 points per game. Additionally, the Knicks ranked 3rd in the NBA for free throw attempts, averaging 25.5 attempts per game.
Last season, the Knicks’ defense had a three point percentage allowed of 35.7, a free throw attempts allowed per game of 23.7, and a points allowed per game of 113.1.