Just two days ago the New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics in what was one of the best games you’ll see in the NBA this season.
After looking completely overmatched in the first half, the Knicks rallied back from down by as much as 25 to complete a dramatic comeback win. It featured a record shooting performance from former Celtic Evan Fournier and was capped off by a game-winning shot from RJ Barrett.
Now, the Knicks travel up to Boston to face their divisional rivals for a 2nd straight game.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics: Betting Odds
According to WynnBet, the New York Knicks come in as 7 point road underdogs while the Celtics are 7 point home favorites.
The Celtics moneyline is set at -280 with the Knicks at +225.
The over/under for total points scored is set at 208.
Jumping off the page is the 7 point spread which feels a bit drastic considering the Knicks have now beaten the Celtics twice this season, not to mention are a game up in the standings.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics: Game Preivew
The line in this game is likely impacted by the impending status of Evan Fournier who is questionable for this game.
It feels like if this were any other opponent, Fournier’s status wouldn’t have much of an impact, but the Frenchman has been lighting up the Celtics this season.
In three games against Boston this season, Fournier is averaging an absurd 35 points per game, shooting 54% from the field and 55% from three.
It’s hard to beat a tough opponent twice in a row.
You the Celtics are going to be hungry for a win and will get the opportunity to do so at home.
New York is going to need to continue to get a strong performance from their bench from players such as Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, and Alec Burks.
I would expect Boston’s key pieces — Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Robert Williams to have strong performances.
I would pick Boston to come away with the win but I wouldn’t take the over 7 points. In fact, the best bet here might be just to take the Knicks +7.