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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5-16-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021 – It now comes to the last day of the NBA season and these teams have been in contrast with their expectations on their respective performances. The New York Knicks can seal their current playoff position with a win but they have to go through the Boston Celtics this Sunday, May 16. This game will happen on May 16, Sunday inside the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The tip-off starts at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be shown live through ESPN and via online streaming in NBA League Pass. The New York Knicks in their home court is expected by NBA game odds to win this game against the Boston Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021

When: May 16, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +7.5 (-111) 218.5 o (-110) +333
New York Knicks -7.5 (-111) 218.5 u (-110) -450
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Boston Celtics Betting

There is not much baring for the Boston Celtics to win or lose this game but what is sure is that they have to enter the NBA playoffs through the Eastern Conference play-in tournament as the seventh best team. They are still waiting to see who they will be facing next until the final day of competition ends. This will be a tough road for them as Jaylen Brown will be sitting the rest of the season while Marcus Smart is still not ready. Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier are doing their best to fill in the holes left by both players and give Jayson Tatum some help on the basketball court.

Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 63 GP 63 GS 35.9 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.3 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.27 PER

J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.97 PER

K. Walker PG 43 GP 43 GS 31.8 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.6 DR 4 REB 4.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.74 PER.

New York Knicks Betting

The New York Knicks are going to have to do their best and finish strong in their final game of the season. They are still neck-and-neck with the Atlanta Hawks for the fourth-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference and a win here will seal their position. It is now in their hands whether the Hawks win their last game or not. The best thiing so far for the Knicks is that this game will be played inside the basketball mecca and their home court in the Madison Square Garden. A win here would mean that they will also own the home advantage in the upcoming first round of the playoffs.

Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 69 GP 69 GS 37.4 MIN 24 PTS 1.2 OR 9 DR 10.2 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.4 TO 3.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.77 PER

R. Barrett SG 70 GP 70 GS 35 MIN 17.6 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.47 PER

D. Rose PG * 33 GP 3 GS 26.9 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.3 OR 2.5 DR 2.9 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 1.1 PF 3.1 AST/TO 19.09 PER.

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against New York.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road.
Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against New York.
Celtics are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
Boston are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

New York Knicks

New York are 16-4 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games.
New York are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games against Boston.
New York are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home.
New York are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Knicks are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
New York are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games played in May.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Tristan Thompson C Pectoral is “?” Sunday vs New York
Kemba Walker PG Neck is “?” Sunday vs New York
Marcus Smart PG Calf is “?” Sunday vs New York
Jaylen Brown SF Wrist is out for season
Robert Williams PF Toe is “?” Sunday vs New York

New York Knicks

Mitchell Robinson C Foot is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics New York Knicks
31-38-1 Against the Spread 44-25-1
37-33-0 Straight Up 31-39-0
113 Points per Game 107
111 Points Allowed per Game 105
46.7 Offensive FG% 45.56
77.58 Offensive FT% 78.4
37.49 Offensive 3PT% 38.97
46.58 Defensive FG% 44.1
78.65 Defensive FT% 76.14
37.65 Defensive 3PT% 33.94

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Betting Picks

With not much at stake for the Boston Celtics, this team expected to preserve their best for the play-in tournament. That puts the New York Knicks as the favored team in online betting to prevail and seal the playoff position.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Knicks in their home court is at -450 while the Celtics are at +333.

ATS: It is 7.5 points across the spread for both teams with the Celtics getting the +333 while the Knicks are -450.

TOTALs: It is as much as 218.5 points on the total with the Knicks going under and the Celtics are under.

Score Prediction: 110 – 105, Knicks