On Monday night, the Boston Celtics will play a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. With a five-game winning run, New York has raised its record to 35-27 overall and 17-15 at home this year. Boston has won seven of its past eight games, improving to 44-17 overall. The Celtics are without Jaylen Brown (personal reasons) for the contest, while the Knicks’ injury report is clear.
The Celtics are 2.5-point away favourites according to Caesars Sportsbook, and tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. According to the most recent Celtics vs. Knicks odds, the total amount of points Vegas anticipates to be scored, or the over/under, is 223.5. You should check SportsLine’s reliable computer model’s NBA predictions and betting tips before placing any Knicks vs. Celtics bets.
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The spread for the Celtics vs. Knicks game is Celtics -2.5, while the total for the game is 223.5 points.
• The Celtics and Knicks’ money line is Celtics -135, Knicks +115. • In road games, the Celtics are 16-14 against the spread, while the Knicks are 13-16-3.
the Celtics’ ability to cover
This year, Boston is the league’s top road team. The Celtics have a league-best +2.6 net rating and a 20-10 record away from home. The Celtics are practically tough to stop on offence, and Boston boasts a number of defensive advantages, including top-three rankings in assist prevention, defensive rebound rate, and free throw prevention.
Boston is among the top three NBA teams in scoring with more than 1.17 points scored per possession. Boston is only committing turnovers on 13.4% of its possessions on average, and the Celtics rank second in the NBA with 1.96 assists for every turnover. With a shooting percentage of 38.0% for 3-pointers, 56.3% for 2-pointers, and 82.5% for free throws, the Celtics rank No. 4 overall in terms of shooting efficiency. Boston ranks No. 2 in the NBA for 3-pointers made per game (16.0), thus the Celtics consistently put pressure on the defences of their opponents.
Why the Knicks can defend New York is having a fantastic offensive year. The Knicks are among the top eight NBA teams in terms of efficiency, scoring 115.9 points for every 100 possessions. The league’s best offensive rebounding team, New York scores 17.1 second-chance points per game and grabs more than 32% of missed baskets, making them a superb team overall. With the best ball security in the NBA (less than 13% of offensive possessions end in turnovers), the Knicks increase efficiency. They also have the fewest live-ball turnovers (6.0 per game).
In addition, the Knicks rank sixth in the league with 25.5 free throw attempts made per game, and New York possesses strong defensive attributes. New York is consistently in the top five in the league in field goal percentage allowed (45.5%) and fast break points allowed, while the Knicks are the league leaders in points allowed in the paint (45.0 per game) (12.5 per game).
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