boston celtics vs new york knicks ODDS COMPARISON & PREDICTION
MONEYLINE ODDS COMPARISON
The bright lights of Madison Square Garden will be host to a prime NBA matchup between two of the hottest teams in basketball. The Knicks and Celtics have split the previous 10 all time matchups as well as the two played so far this season.
The Celtics come into Monday with the best record in the NBA at 44-17, yet only hold a one game advantage over the Bucks for the top seed in the East. They have won three in a row and 8 of 10. Jayson Tatum continues to put up MVP like numbers, averaging 30.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists on the year. He is coming off an impressive game winner against the Sixers Saturday night and will look to build off the momentum going forward.
The Knicks have impressed this season, outplaying their preseason projections. They are currently playing some of their best ball, winning 8 of 10 and riding a 5 game win streak. New York remains undefeated since the acquisition of Josh Hart. Hart has proved life and scoring off the bench and in the 4th quarter for the Knicks, averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists on 61% shooting and 62.5% shooting from three. Despite the play of Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett has struggled for the majority of this season. In New York’s win over the Pelicans Saturday night, Barrett put up 25 points and 7 assists. The Knicks are hoping his success can jump start him into playing a key role in a playoff run.
WHY BET ON THE boston celtics
The Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games. The total has gone over in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games. They are 9-3 SU in their past 12 home games.
WHY BET ON THE new york knicks
The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. The total has gone over in 4 of New York’s last 6 games.