New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Prediction NBA Picks 4/11/24

Boston Celtics (62-17) vs New York Knicks (47-32)

Game Info: Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics +2.5 --- Over/Under: 213.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The NY Knicks and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in NBA action at the TD Garden. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Knicks vs Celtics prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have been in decent shape as they've won three of their past four games and they will be eager to keep it going after running past the Bulls in a 128-117 road win on Tuesday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 45 points and eight assists on 13 of 24 shooting, Donte DiVincenzo added 21 points with six assists while Josh Hart chipped in with 17 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 55 percent from the field and 17 of 36 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 36 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they played great defense in the fourth quarter to lead by as many as 17 points.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics were enjoying a five-game win streak before they got stopped in their tracks by the Bucks in a 104-91 road defeat on Tuesday. Jayson Tatum led the team with 22 points and six assists, Jaylen Brown added 14 points with 10 rebounds and four steals while Jrue Holiday chipped in with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Celtics shot just 39 percent from the field and 17 of 52 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get out of second gear and never looked competitive after falling behind by 63-43 going into halftime. Derrick White scored just nine points on three of 10 shooting while Payton Pritchard scored just six points on two of nine shooting.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.
  • Jalen Brunson ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.3).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (3.7).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.6).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.3%).

Knicks vs Celtics prediction

The Knicks are still missing Julius Randle and Duane Washington Jr, while the Celtics are keeping eyes on Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kristaps Porzingis who are all questionable. This is definitely a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, but I am still leaning towards the Celtics as underdogs here assuming that at least some of their star players take the court. I can see why the Knicks would be favorites, but I am sticking with the Celtics in this one.

Peter’s Pick Boston +2.5

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