New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Prediction 4/11/2024

The New York Knicks (47-32) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (62-17) on Thursday, April 11th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on TNT. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Celtics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bulls. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks clinched a 128-117 win over the Bulls in their previous game. As the second half got underway, the Knicks were leading by a score of 68-62.

Coming into today’s game against the Celtics, the Knicks have an above .500 record of 47-32. When looking at their home and away records, the Knicks are 25-14 at home and 22-18 on the road this season.

New York arrives with an ATS record of 44-34 for the season up to this point. In their last two road games, New York has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 22-17 on the road in contrast to 22-17 at home.

The Celtics Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Celtics will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Bucks with a final score of 104-91. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Celtics couldn’t cover the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 195 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 230.5.

So far this season, the Celtics have gone 62-17 overall and are 2-1 in their last three games. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Celtics are 39-10 compared to 23-7 against non-conference opponents.

Boston currently has an ATS record of 40-36, placing them above .500 against the spread. The Celtics have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 38-34 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 79 games games, New York is averaging 112.7 points per game (19th).

Despite having the league’s 30th-ranked pace, the Knicks have been a solid offensive team this season, averaging 112.7 points per game (19th). On the road, they have been slightly better, scoring 114.3 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, New York has been above average, making 13.2 threes per game (10th). However, they have struggled to get to the free-throw line, averaging just 21.9 attempts per game (14th).

Overall, the Knicks have scored below the NBA average in 57% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 22nd in the league at 46%.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Celtics are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 120.4 points per game (2nd).

At home, the Celtics have been one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 123.1 points per game (2nd). Overall, they are 2nd in scoring at 120.4 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics lead the NBA in both three-point makes (16.5 per game) and attempts (42.6 per game). Their three-point shooting percentage is 38% (3rd).

So far this season, Boston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 73.4% of their games. When it comes to field goal percentage, they are 8th in the league at 48%.

Knicks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 29.1% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 108.1 points per game allowed. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Knicks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.0% while allowing 36.3% from downtown.

Celtics Team Defense

Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.1 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 11.3 per game, which is 2nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 2nd in blocked shots at 6.5 per game.

Key Players For The Knicks And Celtics

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jalen Brunson is set to be the main scorer for the Knicks, recording 28 points and shooting 10/21 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.4 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

On the other side, Jayson Tatum is our projected leading scorer for the Celtics. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.2% and is averaging 27 points per contest.

Knicks vs Celtics Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, New York has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Celtics offense has averaged 118 points per game while allowing an average of 106. Boston posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Celtics have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • As the betting favorite, the Knicks have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Knicks vs Celtics Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Celtics is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 214 and our model has the Knicks and Celtics finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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