Celtics vs. Knicks Recommended Bet & Analysis 2/27/23

by | Last updated Feb 27, 2023 | nba

Boston Celtics (44-17 SU, 32-27-2 ATS) vs. New York Knicks (35-27 SU, 34-27-1 ATS)
When: Monday, February 27th, 7:30 PM (ET)
Where: Madison Square Garden, NY, New York

Point Spread: Bos -2.5/NY +2.5 (STOP betting games at -110 odds! You’re overpaying! Start laying only -105 TODAY at BetAnySports! 3 minutes to sign up will save you THOUSANDS of dollars!)
Total: 223.5
Money Line: Beantown -141/NYK +119

Notable Injuries


  • Danilo Gallinari (Out) Knee
  • Jaylen Brown (Out) Personal
  • Derrick White (Probable) Ankle


    Recent Form

    Heading into the game, Boston is 44-17 overall. When taking to the road, Boston has a mark of 20-10 and a win percentage of 67%. Currently, the team is 1st in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 32-27-2 vs. the spread. In their matchup against New York, the Boston Celtics have won 3 straight games and will look to push that mark to 4 in a row.

    In their previous game, the Boston team emerged victorious against the 76ers, winning by a margin of 1 point. Jaylen Brown stood out for the Celtics, scoring 26 points on a shooting percentage of 47.6%. The Celtics not only won the game but also successfully covered the spread.

    Heading into the game, New York is 35-27 overall. When playing at home, New York has a mark of 17-15 and a win percentage of 53%. Currently, the team is 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 34-27-1 vs. the spread. New York will look to stay hot in today’s game vs. Boston, as they are the winners of 5 straight games.

    The Knicks came home with a win in their last matchup against the Pelicans, achieving a 128-106 victory as 4-point favorites. Julius Randle led the Knicks with an impressive performance, scoring 28 points on a shooting percentage of 55.0%. In addition to the win, the Knicks also covered the spread.

    The Historicals

    In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Celtics picked up the 133-118 win over the Knicks. The Celtics’ margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 4.0 point favorite. So far, the two teams have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. The ATS record across the previous five head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Celtics. In these matchups, Boston has averaged 113 points per game while allowing 105. Over the course of these games, they averaged 218 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.

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    For the season, Boston has put together one of the top-scoring offenses in the NBA at 118.1 points per game. When looking at their style of play, the team is currently near the league average in pace, averaging 99.4 possessions per contest. Boston’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 6th in 3-point shooting percentage at 38.0%. Defensively, the Celtics have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 104.48 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 33.86%.

    Heading into today’s game, Boston will need a strong offensive effort from Jayson Tatum and the team’s supporting cast as Jaylen Brown won’t be available vs. New York. So far, Brown is averaging 26.5 points per game. Tatum leads the Celtics at 30.4 points per contest.

    This season, the Knicks’ offense averages 114.8 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. In terms of pace, New York has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.4 possessions per game. The Knicks have been able to put together a strong offensive attack despite sitting just 23rd in 3-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are among the league leaders in attempts at 35.2 attempts per game. Defensively, the Knicks have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 106.6 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.2%.

    As the Knicks prepare for today’s game, Julius Randle is their leading scorer with an average of 25.1 points per game. This season, Randle has a field goal percentage of 46.4%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Jalen Brunson, who is averaging 23.7 points per game.

    Betting Trends

    • The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last five games, playing on one day’s rest.
    • The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
    • The Knicks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
    • The Knicks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

    Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

    These two teams play each other tough, with the series having gone 5-5 over the last ten matchups. I’m betting on the Knicks at +2.5. Bet your NBA basketball picks for FREE this week by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you use bonus promo code PREDICTEM at Betnow Sportsbook! Free loot is good loot!