The Knicks and Celtics are set to face off at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The Celtics will host the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 221 points and the Celtics are the favorite to win at home vs. the Knicks.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks +9
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Monday, November 13th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-104 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 49.4% and knocking down 16 threes.
Will the Knicks Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
The Knicks head into today’s game looking to avoid falling back to .500, as they are currently sitting at 5-4 through nine games. So far, the Knicks have gone 3-3 when playing against Eastern Conference teams and 2-1 in non-conference contests.
The Knicks have successfully covered the spread in their last four games and hold an overall ATS record of 7-2. When playing on the road, the Knicks hold an ATS record of 3-1 in contrast to a 4-1 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Knicks recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 129 points against the Hornets. This output exceeded their season average of 109.6 points per game. In terms of offense, the Knicks have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 30th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 20th in percentage and 9th in three-pointers made.
The Knicks’ defense is presently ranked 2nd in the league, allowing an average of 103.2 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.0% from downtown.
Are Boston Ready for a Home Win?
The Celtics head into today’s action with an overall record of 7-2 and have gone 3-0 over their previous three games. At this time, the team’s rank is 2nd in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Atlantic division.
Boston possesses a .500 ATS record for the season, sitting at 4-4 ATS. On the road, the Celtics have an ATS record of 1-3, as opposed to a 3-1 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Celtics’ offense finished with 117 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 120.2 points per contest. Offensively, the Celtics have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 11th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 11th in percentage and 3rd in three-pointers made.
So far, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 6th in the league at 106.8 points per contest.
Boston’s defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 8th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.