It’s a clash between Atlantic Division rivals on the Parquet Floor in Beantown. The New York Knicks are on the road to take on the Boston Celtics Thursday evening. New York defeated Cleveland 105-103 at their home on Tuesday night. They won outright as a 3.5-point underdog.
In the second game of a back-to-back, Boston lost 98-95 to Miami on Monday night. Boston failed to cover as a 2.5-point underdog. Boston holds a 300-186 edge in the all-time regular-season series and has won both of the previous two meetings. This includes a road win of 133-118 in the first matchup on November 5, 2022.
📅 Date: Thursday, January, 26
🕚 Game Time: 7:30 ET
📺 How To Watch: TNT
New York ended a four-game slide by defeating Cleveland at home Tuesday night. They entered Monday 26-23 good for fourth in the Atlantic Division. They are nine games behind Boston for first place. They were seventh in the Eastern Conference. They are nine games behind Boston for the top spot. Miami is one game behind for the last guaranteed playoff spot. The Knicks are four games ahead of the Wizards for staying in the playoff picture.
New York led Cleveland by seven points after the first quarter and as high as eleven in the second quarter. The lead was trimmed to just two at halftime by Cleveland. After three quarters, the Knicks increased their lead to five and then extended it to 11 points with 8:09 left. However, the Cavaliers got back in the game.
The game was tied at 100 with two minutes and 29 seconds remaining. The Knicks scored five more points, while Cleveland missed two shots in the last five seconds to tie it. New York shot 49.3%, including 17 from 33 from three-point range. It also overcame 15 turnovers.
|Team||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Assists Per Games|
The Knicks are 14th in league scoring offense, scoring 114.1 points per game entering this match. New York is 3rd in the league in rebounding, with 47.3 rebounds per match. They are 27th league in assists, dishing out 22.6 dimes each contest. The Knicks rank ninth in league scoring defense, allowing 112.1 points per game. Julius Randle is the team’s leader with 24.6 points and 10.9 rebounds, as well as four assists per game.
Jalen Brunson (22.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists), RJ Barry (20.2 points), 5.4 rebounds, Evan Fournier, and Cam Reddish (8.4 ppl) are all solid secondary options.
|Team||Most Points Per Game||Most Rebounds Per Game||Most Assists Per Games|
|NY Knicks||Julius Randle 24.7||Julius Randle 10.8||Jalen Brunson 6.2|
|Boston Celtics||Jayson Tatum 30.9||Jayson Tatum 8.7||Marcus Samrt 7.2|
Coach Tom Thibodeau has key reserves in Isaiah Hartenstein and Mitchell Robinson, Obi Toppin, Mitchell Robinson and Quentin Grimes (10.4). Derrick Rose (12.4 points) and Immanuel Quiley (12.4 points, 4.5 rebounds) are good options. New York is 2 th in league field goal percentage. They shoot 45.7% from the floor.
Boston suffered a tough trip to the Sunshine State. They lost to Orlando and Miami on consecutive nights. The Celtics lead the Atlantic Division by 3.5 games over Philadelphia. Boston led by eight points at halftime against Miami after trailing by two in the first quarter.
After extending their lead to 14 in the third quarter, the Celtics saw their margin shrink to seven by the end of the third quarter.
With 8:47 left in the fourth quarter Boston led by 10. They then hit a wall and went scoreless for over five minutes. With 42.1 seconds remaining, they rallied to tie it at 95. But they couldn’t score again and were defeated. Boston shot 43.2%, including 10 out of 32 shots from three-point range. They also turned the ball over 17 more times and lost the rebounding battle 51 to 44. Jayson Tatum The loss saw 31 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists by the lead player.
They are 6th in assists, with 26.6 assists per match. They are eighth in the league in scoring defense, allowing 112 points per game. Jaylen Brown is the second-best player on the team, scoring an average of 26.9 points per game and 7.1 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is a 31-year-old player who contributes 8.6 rebounds, and Malcolm Brogdon scores 14.3 points, 4.3 boards and 3.7 assists per night.
Al Horford (9.5 points, 6.3 rebounds) and Grant Williams (9 points) are two other options for the frontcourt. The Celtics key rotation players include Marcus Smart (11.1 points, 7.2 assists), Derrick White (10.1 points, 3.4 assists), Payton Pritchard (10.1 points), Sam Hauser, Blake Griffin, and Sam Hauser (10.1 points). Boston is 14thon league’s most in field goal percentage, shooting 47.4% from the floor on this season.
New York comes in after a win over the Cavaliers, but that was at home. While the Knicks are at a respectable 14-10 on the road, it is difficult for any team to travel to Boston. Boston is currently 18-5 at home, while the Knicks are 0-2 in Beantown. Since December 2018, six of seven meetings between these teams have been won by the Celtics.
Boston will play their third game in four days here, but they will be motivated by being at home, with Brown likely back to assist Tatum. The Celtics have the advantage as they handle business and return to the win column. With that being said, -9 is to many here; my best bet in this game is to bet the over at 224.5!
If you are betting on the over of 224.5 the payoff will be decent, and I think this game goes over. For example, a few days before the game, the odds range to -110 if you are betting on the over. If you bet 100 on the over, the payout would be 91 dollars, which means you would get back the 100 you bet and the other 91 for winning the bet. The best bet is betting on the over in this game.
|Date of Event||01/26/03|
|Game Time||ET 07:30|
|Recommended Betting Provider||Betfred Sportsbook|
|Our Betting Recommendation||Take the Over at 224.5|
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