Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
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
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 16-4 ATS in their last 20 games.
Tristan Thompson C Pectoral is “?” Sunday vs New York
New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson C Foot is out indefinitely
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