Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are all set to face each other on 1st February, at the Madison Square Garden, New York. It is one of the essential matches to look forward to.
Boston Celtics Preview
The Celtics started this year with four flat wins before losing three consecutive. Boston Celtics then move on to five-game win streak that came to an end with their elusive droop versus the Golden State Warriors. Kyrie Irving is awaited to make a comeback to the starting line-up after missing the game because of hip injury opposing the Charlotte Hornets. Jaylen Brown head the team making 24 points in the game. Boston has gone 9-15 ATS on the road this season while the over is 14-10 in those games.
The Celtics are ranked 12th in the league in recording offense with 112.4 points per game. Boston is 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and stand 6th with 26.1 assists per clash. Boston is upper crust on the defensive end: they are 4th in scoring defence, allowing 105.6 points per game.
New York Knicks Preview
The Knicks have their clamber on going in the NBA and at 10-40, they are the riskiest team in the league and are at an end of rankings list. Air is against their flow as they are presently on an eleven-game losing skid and are desperate for a win. In October, the franchise has adjudicated against signing Kristaps Porzingis to a rookie contract extension which will make him a restricted free agent. Kevin Knox head the team with 17 points in the loss.
New York is 8-12-1 ATS at home in this season while the under is 11-10. Knicks in the last five games the Knicks are averaging 97.6 points per game and they have been awful shooting from deep. Ove the last five games they are only shooting 28.7 percent from deep.
Predicted Boston Celtics’ starting line-up:
Marcus Morris (F), Jayson Tatum (F), Al Horford (C), Marcus Smart (G) and Kyrie Irving (G)
Predicted New York Knicks’ starting line-up:
Noah Vonleh (F), Kevin Knox (F), Lance Thomas (F), Trey Burke (G) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (G)
The Celtics are the amended team and this game is going to get frightful early. The Knicks do not have enough firepower to take on the Celtics and this is going to be a counterpart. The Celtics are the favorite to tie the regular season series, 2-2. Celtics are predicted for the win.