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boston celtics vs new york knicks prediction 12/08/2023 sport preview

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/8/2023

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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 12/8/2023:
  • Take the Celtics on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Knicks (+7)
  • Our NBA model projects 219 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Preview

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. Check out BetCoco for Boston Celtics – New York Knicks odds

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Celtics, the Knicks have put together a record of 3-2. When looking back over the last ten head to head meetings between the Knicks and Celtics, the Knicks hold the edge with an ATS record of 6-4.

  • Across the Knicks last three road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 123. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Although Boston has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-7-1. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, New York has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Boston has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Prediction

Today, the Knicks are entering the action with an overall record of 12-8 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. Away from their home court, the Knicks have a 6-5 record this season, in contrast to their 6-3 record at home.

New York is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 12-8. The Knicks maintain an ATS record of 7-4 on the road, while they have a 5-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Knicks stands at 10-10-0 so far this season. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 212.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 221.2.

The Knicks recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 122 points against the Bucks. This output exceeded their season average of 111.5 points per game. Offensively, the Knicks have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 27th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 8th in percentage and 10th in three-pointers made.

New York’s defense has been playing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA with 107.5 points allowed per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Knicks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.7% and allowing 36.7% from beyond the arc.

Facing the Knicks today, the Celtics look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 15-5. The Eastern Conference sees the Celtics currently at 1st, and in the Atlantic division, they are 1st.

Boston currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 8-11 at this point. On the road, the Celtics have an ATS record of 2-8, as opposed to a 6-3 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Celtics have recorded an 9-11-0 in terms of their over/under record for this season. Their games have currently averaged 212.0 points per game and the average over/under line so far is 226.9.

The Celtics’ offense wrapped up their last game with 112 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 116.5 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Jayson Tatum with 32 points. Jaylen Brown also added 30 points for the Celtics.

Coming into today’s game, the Celtics’ defense is giving up an average of 108.1 points per contest.

Boston struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Pacers, giving up 13. For the game, Indiana scored 122 points in the game.

With a 7-point advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Celtics to secure a 110-109 victory.

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Betting Tips

  • Take the Celtics on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Knicks (+7)
  • Our NBA model projects 219 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics Injury Report

  • Kristaps Porzingis – Calf – Probable

New York Knicks Injury Report

No Injuries Reported

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