Get ready NBA fans, because the Boston Celtics (44-17) and the New York Knicks (35-27) are set to face off at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. This exciting matchup between two talented teams will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST (NBA TV). But first, we will look closer at Sportsbook’s odds for the Celtics vs. Knicks game and provide our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Before diving into our predictions, let’s look at the injury list for both teams.
Unfortunately for the Celtics, SG Jaylen Brown is out for personal reasons. In addition, PF Danilo Gallinari is also out for the Celtics due to a knee injury.
On the other hand, the Knicks have no players on their injury list.
We predict the Celtics will come out on top in this game with a final score of 128-118. Although the Knicks have been playing well lately, the Celtics have the best record in the league and have won three consecutive games.
They have a well-rounded rotation led by F Jayson Tatum, who can easily fill in the gap left by Brown’s absence.
Based on the recent strong play by the Knicks, we’re backing the CELTICS (-140) in this game. However, we wouldn’t wager on Boston’s moneyline at odds worse than -150. The Knicks have a home record of 17-15 this season, while the Celtics have a road record of 20-10.
Against The Spread:
Even with Brown out, taking the CELTICS -2.5 (-115) is a solid bet. Thanks to their well-rounded rotation, Boston has shown they can win games without Brown. They’ve won five of their last seven road games against the Knicks and are 7-1 ATS in their previous eight games overall.
We predict the game will be high-scoring, given that both teams have an offensive rating that ranks among the top 6 in the league this season. As a result, we’re betting on the OVER 223.5 (-108) points. The Over has hit in four of the previous five games in New York and six of the previous matches overall.
Monday’s game between the Celtics and Knicks should be exciting, with two talented teams going head-to-head. Our predictions suggest that the Celtics will come out on top, but the Knicks could put up a good fight.
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