Boston Celtics at New York Knicks NBA Tips 2/1/2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Boston Celtics travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, February 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 13.5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 32-19. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.8 as they average 112.4 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-40. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 106.2 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 25-25-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 29-21-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 23-25-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-25-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/30/19 PG Kyrie Irving Hip is questionable Friday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/30/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Friday vs Boston
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Al Horford averages 12.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kevin Knox averages 12.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.0 per game. The Celtics allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 23rd in the league with 106.2 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.0 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Knicks surrender 115.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks were 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game last season.
The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
New York is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Knicks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 28th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -13.5
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