Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks - 11/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Knicks (1-4) at Boston Celtics (3-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -10.5 -- Over/Under: 214
TV: NBSB, MSG
The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The New York Knicks could use a victory to rebound from a rough 1-4 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 18.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 15.6 points and 11.2 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox II is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 12 of their last 13 road games.
The Boston Celtics look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 109.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.5 points and 3.5 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.5 points and eight rebounds. Gordon Hayward is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Brown is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six of their last nine home games.
The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Celtics last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall.
The New York Knicks seem to be big underdogs often and while it's tempting to take the boatload of points, they simply don't cover numbers. In fact, the Knicks are just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as double-digit underdogs. The Boston Celtics are coming off a monster comeback win over the Bucks to get the juices flowing, and they're going to be more dangerous with Hayward starting to look like Hayward of old. The Boston Celtics are a team starting to grow on me and I'll be watching them closely. I'll eat the chalk.