Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 10/26/2019 NBA Expert Pick and Preview
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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 10/26/2019 – The Boston Celtics scored their first win of the season after outgunning the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors 112-106 on Friday at the TD Garden. Bet on NBA games now as the Celtics are onto their next assignment, facing the 0-2 New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 10/26/2019
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 10/26/2019 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Celtics came through with their first statement win of the season, toppling the visiting Raptors on their home floor. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 50 points, while Kemba Walker came alive in the fourth quarter to rally back the Celtics in the crucial minutes of the game. Boston shot poorly again on the field (38.5 percent) but dominated the glass with 56 rebounds.
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (23 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.0 APG), Gordon Hayward (20 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.0 APG), Kemba Walker (17 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG) and Jaylen Brown (16.5 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 2.0 APG)
New York Knicks Betting
The Knicks are now experiencing the growing pains of having a young squad, losing their first two games – the latest at the hands of their neighborhood rival Brooklyn Nets 113-109. Still, head coach David Fizdale should be proud of his guys. Despite the lack of firepower, they held their own against two shoo-in playoff squads. Top-rookie RJ Barrett recorded 16 points and 3 assists while Allonzo Trier tallied a team-high 22 in a losing effort.
Players to Watch: Julius Randle (19.5 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.0 APG), RJ Barrett (18.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.5 APG), Marcus Morris (18.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.5 APG)
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 10/26/2019 Betting Numbers
Boston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
New York Knicks
New York is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Enes Kanter – Questionable (Knee)
Romeo Langford – Questionable (Knee)
Tacko Fall – Questionable (Concussion)
New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock – OUT (Neck)
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The Celtics dominated the last 10 head-to-head meetings with the Knicks, sporting a 7-3 record while averaging 109 points on 54 percent FG shooting. The Knicks averaged 100 points on 50 percent FG shooting in those games.
Moneyline: There’s no denying the Celtics are the clear-cut favorite here. They have the better roster and track record against the Knicks.
ATS: As for points against the spread, it’s hard to imagine the vaunted Celtics winning by less than five points over the Knicks. Again, they just have more weapons in their roster. Unless Barrett or Randle explodes with a career game, I don’t see the Knicks losing by less than five.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 215.5 points. The Celtics are just averaging 93 points per game this season, which is surprising for a team that has multiple legit scorers. Perhaps, Brad Stevens is pushing his team to be more of a defensive team this season. As for the Knicks, they are scoring at a really good rate with 111 points per game. Expect the Celtics to limit the Knicks below their scoring average in this game. That would make it harder to exceed the O/U totals.
Score Prediction: 103-90 Celtics