New York Knicks at Boston Celtics - 1/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

New York Knicks at Boston Celtics - 1/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics (18-21) vs New York Knicks (19-20)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -7 -- Over/Under: 210 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics meet Saturday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The New York Knicks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics need a win after losing five of their last seven games.

The New York Knicks are averaging 104.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.6 points and 10.1 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 15.7 points and 2.2 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 108 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.1 points and 2.6 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

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The Knicks are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 Saturday games. The under is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings in Boston.

The Boston Celtics are a better team than what their results suggest, but at what point do we stop saying that and expect some sort of results? The Celtics continue to come up short time and time again, they have a limited offense, and they just blew a monster lead to these Knicks on Thursday. The New York Knicks have flaws of their own, but we're also not being asked to lay big numbers with them in the favorite role every night. The Celtics can't be trusted in these spots. Give me the points with the Knicks.

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Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +7

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