New York Knicks at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The New York Knicks head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 13 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 4-13. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -6.9 as they average 107.8 points per game while giving up 114.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 9-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.8 points per contest and give up 103.4, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 8-8-1 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 9-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-11-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 8-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/19/18 SF Mario Hezonja Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
11/02/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 15.5 points per contest in 26.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 11.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 23.9 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Kyrie Irving scores 22.4 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 5.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 114.7 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. New York averages 107.8 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 103.4 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 47.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Boston is 24th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 23.9. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Knicks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 27th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New York is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Celtics are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 1st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York +13 and over 217.5 total points
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