The Boston Celtics (44-17) visit the New York Knicks (35-27) on February 27, 2023 at Madison Square Garden, where the Celtics are 2.5-point favorites. The contest features two of the best offensive squads in the NBA. A 224-point over/under is installed for this matchup.
How to bet Celtics vs. Knicks
Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -137 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +117 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224 points.
Celtics vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, February 27, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Trends
The Celtics are 32-26-3 against the spread this season. Boston has won 42, or 73.7%, of the 57 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have hit the over 32 times in 62 opportunities (51.6%).
The Knicks are 34-27-1 against the spread this year. New York has been the moneyline underdog 32 total times this season. NY has gone 15-17 in those games. The Knicks have hit the over 53.2% of the time this season (33 of 62 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics: Derrick White: Probable (Ankle), Jaylen Brown: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has been led by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by averaging 118.1 points per game. It ranks seventh in the league in points allowed (112.1 per contest). The Celtics are posting 121.2 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 114.9 points per contest. The Celtics have been racking up 120 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 118.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by making 16 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 38%. The Celtics are attempting 46.2 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 52.3% of the shots they’ve taken (and 61.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42.1 three-pointers per contest, which are 47.7% of their shots (and 38.1% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
In 2022-23, New York is 14th in the league offensively (114.8 points scored per game) and eighth defensively (112.2 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Knicks are scoring 2.3 more points per game at home (115.9) than on the road (113.6). Over their previous 10 games, the Knicks are averaging 116.7 points per contest, 1.9 more than their season average (114.8).
New York is 13th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.2 per game) and 23rd in 3-point percentage (34.7%). The Knicks attempt 39.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 29.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 60.7% of their shots, with 70.5% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we project that Knicks will cover the spread (Celtics -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224 points.
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