The Boston Celtics (45-19) host the New York Knicks (38-27) on March 5, 2023 at TD Garden. The Celtics are strongly favored, by 6.5 points, in a matchup pitting one of the NBA’s top defensive squads (the Celtics) against one of the best offensive squads (the Knicks). The matchup has a 226 point total.
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Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -255 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +208 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.
Celtics vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Trends
The Celtics have 32 wins against the spread in 64 games this year. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 60 games this year and has walked away with the win 43 times (71.7%) in those games. The Celtics have eclipsed the over/under in 50.8% of their opportunities this year (33 times over 65 games with a set point total).
The Knicks are 37-27-1 against the spread this season. New York has won 17 of the 34 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Knicks games this year have hit the over 35 times in 65 opportunities (53.8%).
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What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston is giving up 112.1 points per game this year (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on offense, putting up 117.5 points per contest (fourth-best). The Celtics are putting up 120.6 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 114.3 points per contest. On offense, the Celtics have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 117.2 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 117.5 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Boston has been thriving when it comes to three-point shooting this year, ranking second-best in the NBA in treys per game (15.8) and fifth-best in three-point percentage (37.8%). Of the shots taken by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52.6% of them have been two-pointers (62.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.4% have been threes (37.7%).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York is 12th in the NBA in points scored (115.2 per game) and eighth in points allowed (112.1). The Knicks average 116.5 points per game at home, and 113.8 away. The Knicks are compiling 119.8 points per contest over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 115.2.
At 12.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc, New York is 12th and 20th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Knicks attempt 39.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 29.8% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 60.6% of their shots, with 70.2% of their makes coming from there.
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