Online NBA Betting Siding With Boston Over Lowly KnicksPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
After making a trade for Kyrie Irving this past offseason, online NBA betting fans were expecting big things out of the Boston Celtics. But at 1-2, the Celts are having a hard time living up to those preseason expectations as they keep falling in the NBA power rankings. Granted, having one of your stars, Gordon Hayward, go down in the opening game is always detrimental to your success. But now it’s time to see if Boston can rebound from their loss or if their 2017 season will be defined by a broken ankle. Tonight, the Celtics have the opportunity to build a little momentum as they host the lowly Knicks. Let’s take a gander at what NBA sportsbooks are predicting for this evening.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics – Tuesday, October 24th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Extra, NBA TV
Online NBA Betting Odds:
New York Knicks +9 (-110) 207 ½ (-110) +340
Boston Celtics -9 (-110) 207 ½ (-110) -425
New York Knicks
It’s been 5 years since the Knick delivered a winning season and while the franchise might be eager to return to their winning ways, their even more eager to get the Phil Jackson days behind them. Winning is the best way to make people forget but since the Knicks are off to an 0-2 start, they are accomplishing neither of those goals. New York has suffered losses against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons and are vast online NBA betting underdogs against even the struggling Boston Celtics.
To help get the job done against Boston, New York will be turning to Kristaps Porzingis – their leading point scorer. Porzingis is currently putting 32.0 points per outing, which would be good enough to lead most teams in points around the league. Porzingis, with his large frame, also happens to lead New York in rebounds, averaging 8.5 per game. Ron Baker is the man lending the biggest hand to Porzingis, as he is the Knicks’ leading assist man with 4.5 assists per game. Baker is also earning 1 ½ steals per contest.
The Celts march into this evening’s contest sporting a 1-2 record that ranks them 3rd in the Atlantic Division behind the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets. Boston last stepped onto the court this past Friday when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers on the road. In that matchup, the Celtics were able to snap their 2 game losing streak to rebound over the 76ers 102-92. Boston will be looking for a similar finish Tuesday night.
To help prove basketball betting sites right this evening, the Celtics will be hoping for a big game from Kyrie Irving. Irving is putting up 20 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game. Jayson Tatum is leading the team in rebounds as he is averaging 9.0 rebounds per outing. Irving leads Boston in assists as well and steals since he is putting up 2.7 per game.