Knicks vs Celtics Prediction - NBA Picks 3/5/23

Boston Celtics (45-19) vs New York Knicks (38-27)

Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -5.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New York Knicks are averaging 114.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 25.1 points and 10.6 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 23.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.4 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.5 points and 3.2 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Muscala is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Knicks are 31-11 ATS in their last 42 road games and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Boston Celtics are the rightful favorites here, especially at home, and it wouldn't be surprising to see a comfortable victory. However, there's some value with the Knicks and the points given their current form and the boost of confidence they're riding right now. While the Knicks are no strangers to ripping their fans' heart out, they're playing good ball at the moment and deserve a look as long as it continues. Give me the road dog.

Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +5.5

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