Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 12/01/2019 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 12/01/2019 – It’s going to be an all Atlantic Division battle at the Madison Square Garden, as the New York Knicks (4-15) play host to the Boston Celtics (13-5) in a matinee game on Sunday. The Celtics, who nipped the Knicks 104-102 in their last meeting at the TD Garden, opened as 7.5-point NBA betting favorites across all major online sportsbooks in the United States.
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 12/01/2019
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 12/01/2019 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Celtics couldn’t complete a sweep in their recent home-and-home series with the Brooklyn Nets. Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Kemba Walker had 17, and Marcus Smart added 15 in a 107-112 losing effort on Friday. The Celtics shot 44 percent from the field and 32 percent from beyond the arc. Boston’s defense also allowed the Nets to pile up 30 assists and 48 points in the paint.
Players to Watch: Kemba Walker (21.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 4.7 APG), Jayson Tatum (20.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.5 APG), Jaylen Brown (18.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.1 APG)
New York Knicks Betting
The L continues to pile up for the Knickerbockers, who just absorbed 15th defeat of the season at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers, 95-101. Julius Randle recorded 22 points and 10 boards, Marcus Morris Sr. scored 20 and RJ Barrett added 18 for the New York Knicks, who squandered 14 of 33 free-throws attempts in the night.
Players to Watch: Marcus Morris (18.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.3 APG), Julius Randle (16.7 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 3.6 APG), R.J. Barrett (15.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.5 APG)
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 12/01/2019 Betting Numbers
Boston is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
New York Knicks
New York is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Hand is out indefinitely
New York Knicks
Marcus Morris PF Back is “?” Sunday vs Boston
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The Celtics’ shaky form the past week has top sportsbooks oddsmakers questioning the team if they really deserve the nod as one of the elites in the East. Still, there’s no doubt in my mind that Boston will have an easier time dispatching the Knicks, who are still struggling with injuries and inconsistencies this season.
Moneyline: The Celtics are a resounding 3-0 SU against the Knicks in the last three head-to-heads. They are also 10-2 when coming into the game as the favorites.
ATS: Again, the Celtics will do everything in their power to prevent another close game with the Knicks. Expect Walker, Tatum, and Brown to fire from all cylinders as they lead Boston to a double-digit victory.
TOTALs: The total opened at 209 points. The total has gone OVER in the last two games for the Celtics. However, I feel Boston will up the ante of their defense in this game, limiting the Knicks to just 90 points. I pick UNDER.
Score Prediction: 103-90 Celtics