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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 NBA Expert Pick and Preview

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

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 10/26/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -4.5 (-110) 215.5 (-110) -185

Knicks
+4.5 (-110) 215.5 (-110) +142
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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

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Celtics are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against New York.
Boston is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
Celtics are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against New York.
Boston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston’s last 18 games played in October.

New York Knicks

New York is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games.
New York is 4-16 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York’s last 9 games against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games at home.
New York is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
New York is 0-12 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Knicks are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games played in October.
New York is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Enes Kanter – Questionable (Knee)

Romeo Langford – Questionable (Knee)

Tacko Fall – Questionable (Concussion)

New York Knicks

Reggie Bullock – OUT (Neck)

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics New York Knicks
43-46-2 Against the Spread 33-47-2
49-40-2 Straight Up 36-45-1
111 Points per Game 104
107 Points Allowed per Game 113
36.67 Offensive FG% 46.81
58.82 Offensive FT% 72.22
26.92 Offensive 3PT% 33.33
43.53 Defensive FG% 50.6
72.22 Defensive FT% 80.56
24.14 Defensive 3PT% 33.33

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