New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics: Best Bets and Predictions

New York Knicks (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)
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This will be the third matchup of the season between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, with the series tied at one apiece so far.

The game is also the first leg of back-to-back games against the C’s, with the second leg coming up this Saturday.

My oh my have things changed for the Knicks since their magical Opening Night thriller at The Garden.

‘Twas the birth of the infamous ‘BING BONG’ which has since become a very polarizing rallying cry for Knicks fans.

As per WynnBet:


  • Celtics -1 (-110)
  • Knicks +1 (-110)


  • Celtics: -120
  • Knicks: +100


  • 207 (Over -110/Under -110)

The Knicks will be without both Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose, while Nerlens Noel remains questionable after missing time due to health and safety protocols.

Here are your best bets for tonight’s New York Knicks game

The Celtics will only be missing Payton Pritchard.

It’ll be interesting to see if newly acquired Ryan Arcidiacono will get any burn at the 1 for the Knicks tonight.

In their two previous games against Boston, the Knicks’ secret weapons against C’s were Kemba and Evan Fournier who are averaging 19.5 and a whopping 32 points respectively against their former team.

With Kemba out of the lineup, the Knicks will rely heavily on Fournier to continue his hot streak against Boston.

With the spread being just one point, it likely won’t play much of a factor in the outcome of the game, but for argument’s sake, the Knicks are 17-21 against the spread on the season while Boston is 18-18-2.

Both teams have had a hard time covering the spread on the season. Therefore, this is a moneyline game for me.

As far as the game’s Over/Under, it started this morning at 210 and has since dropped down to 207, so it seems like the public is hammering the Under here.

What’s strange is that 74% of the money is actually on the Over for the game.

On the season, both teams have been heavy ‘Under’ teams, both ranking in the bottom 7 of the league.

The Knicks and Celtics both go ‘Under’ roughly 57% of the time.

That said, both teams are relatively healthy and always show up against one another as Atlantic Division rivals.

Both of their previous games would have finished Over the 207 total for tonight’s contest.

Final Verdict: I think the Knicks pull this one out at home so I’m taking Knicks +100 and if ya wanna get spicy, parlay that with the Over and fade the public.

This one is going to be a barn burner.

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