The Boston Celtics (35-14) host the New York Knicks (26-23) on January 26, 2023 at TD Garden. The Celtics are strongly favored, by 8.5 points, in a matchup featuring one of the NBA’s strongest defensive squads (the Celtics) against one of the best offensive teams (the Knicks). The matchup’s point total is set at 221.
How to bet Celtics vs. Knicks
Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -359 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +286 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221 points.
Celtics vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, January 26, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Trends
The Celtics have played 49 games, with 25 wins against the spread. Boston has come away with 33 wins in the 46 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 24 of 49 set point totals.
The Knicks are 25-23-1 against the spread this year. New York has been the underdog on the moneyline 24 total times this season. NY has gone 10-14 in those games. Knicks games this year have gone over the point total 51% of the time (25 out of 49 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics: Marcus Smart: Out (Ankle), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)
Knicks: Evan Fournier: Out (Personal), Mitchell Robinson: Out (Thumb)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston is giving up 112 points per game this season (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, averaging 117.6 points per contest (fourth-best). Offensively the Celtics have performed better at home this season, posting 121.9 points per game, compared to 113.8 per game in away games. On the offensive side of the ball, the Celtics have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 113.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 117.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Boston sports a 37.1% three-point percentage this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by draining 15.4 threes per contest (second-best). Of the shots taken by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52.8% of them have been two-pointers (63.1% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.2% have been from beyond three-point land (36.9%).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York puts up 114.1 points per game and allow 112.1, ranking them 15th in the league on offense and ninth defensively. In 2022-23 the Knicks are averaging 1.2 more points per game at home (114.7) than away (113.5). While the Knicks are averaging 114.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, tallying 113.8 points per contest.
New York is 15th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12 per game) and 25th in 3-point percentage (34.5%). The Knicks attempt 61.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.8% of the Knicks’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 29.2% are 3-pointers.
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