Celtics vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 2/24/24

New York Knicks (34-22) vs Boston Celtics (44-12)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks +7 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics are riding a 7-game winning streak. The New York Knicks need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks prediction.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics are coming off wins over the Grizzlies, Hawks, Wizards, Heat, Nets, and Bulls. The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.1 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22 points and 5.5 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.

New York Knicks Betting Preview

The New York Knicks recently lost to the Rockets and Magic while beating the 76ers. The New York Knicks are averaging 114.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 27.5 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Julius Randle is averaging 24 points and 9.2 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Donte DiVincenzo is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (27.5) this season.
  • Josh Hart ranks 4th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (7.2) this season.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Kristaps Porzingis is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • Derrick White is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.3).
  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (53.2%).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+10.2).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.1).

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks prediction

The Celtics are going to be obvious favorites as they're the better, healthier team. The Knicks are still down Randle and Anunoby. With that said, the Celtics continue to come up short against the number, and that includes a 3-6-1 ATS record in their last 10 games. Also, the Knicks are still a feisty, competitive team despite not being at full strength, and we know the Garden is going to be rocking. First home game in two weeks for the Knicks. I'll take a stab with the free points.

Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +7

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