Planning on watching today’s Knicks and Celtics game? Catch the action at TD Garden in Boston, MA, as the Celtics hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this Atlantic division contest is set at 219.5 points, with the Celtics being the favored team playing at home against the Knicks.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks +7
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Friday, December 8th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-109 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 16 threes.
Can New York Pull Off a Road Win?
In today’s game against the Celtics, the Knicks aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 12-8. Currently, the team is 6th in the Eastern Conference as well as 3rd in the Atlantic division.
Against the spread, New York have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 12-8 ATS. During this season, New York has a 8-4 record against the spread as favorites and 4-4 as underdogs.
New York’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 122 points against the Bucks. They had an overall field goal percentage of 49.4% and made 29/33 free throws. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jalen Brunson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 24.9. Julius Randle also heads into the game with a PPG average of 21.4.
Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 3rd rank in the NBA, allowing 107.5 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 54.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.7% of their three-point attempts.
Will the Celtics Make it Happen at Home?
The Celtics will face the Knicks bringing in an overall record of 15-5 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The team is presently 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic division.
Boston’s ATS record sits below .500 (8-11). In their last five road games, Boston has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 2-8 on the road as opposed to 6-3 at home.
The Celtics’ offense wrapped up their last game with 112 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 116.5 points per contest. Jayson Tatum led the team in scoring, putting up 32 points. Additionally, Jaylen Brown contributed 30 points for the Celtics.
At present, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 4th, allowing 108.1 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.3% and allowing 36.2% from beyond the arc.