Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Knicks (18-20) are hosting the Boston Celtics (18-19) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
The Celtics faced the Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 116-111 in their last game. Boston walked away from the game with a 45.3% field goal percentage (39 of 86) and converted 13 out of their 36 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Celtics knocked down 25 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 89.3%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 46 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to the defense, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 42.1% from the field on 40 out of 95 shooting. Orlando distributed 45 assists and had 17 steals for the matchup. In addition, Orlando totaled 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 10 blocked shots. Orlando finished the game at 81.5% when shooting free throws by making 22 of 27 shots. They also buried 9 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Celtics ended up finishing with 23 while the Magic totaled 14 personal fouls.
Jaylen Brown is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. Brown finished shooting 65.5% from the floor and distributed 4 assists. He played for 46 mins and also collected 11 rebounds. He had 50 points on 19 of 29 shooting.
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Boston enters this one with a mark of 18-19 on the campaign. They are averaging 108.2 points per outing (15th in the league) while going 44.3% from the field. The Celtics are hitting 33.3% on shots from downtown (450 of 1,350) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is snagging 46.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 843 assists on the season, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Celtics are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 801 relinquished on the year. The Celtics defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.1% (1,437 of 3,262) and they concede 45.6 boards per contest as a group. They are surrendering 34.3% on three-point shots and they are 14th in the league in points per game allowed (107.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Knicks went home victorious with a score of 104-94 when they faced the Pacers. When discussing cleaning the glass, New York permitted Indiana to grab 26 in all (9 offensive). They finished 23.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 32 from the charity stripe (65.6%). The Knicks allowed the Pacers to convert 32 of their 76 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.1% for the matchup. In all, the Knicks finished 39 out of 80 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. When it comes to shooting from distance, New York converted 6 of their 28 attempts (21.4%). They were able to bury 20 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. The Pacers earned 10 fouls in this game which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They also coughed it up 9 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Knicks recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 51 for the matchup.
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks in the game. Randle tallied 30 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 4 dimes in the game. He knocked down 12 out of 20 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 16 rebounds.
New York has a mark of 18-20 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are connecting on 43.6% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in the league. New York has accounted for 3,978 points for the year (104.7 per game) and they pull in 45.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.0 times per game (29th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per game. The Knicks commit 19.1 fouls per contest while shooting 77.4% from the charity stripe.
The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 6th in basketball in PPG given up with 105.4. They have forced 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the field (4th in the league). The New York defense concedes 34.8% from downtown (497 of 1,427) and their opposition makes 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.4 dimes and 44.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 19th and 15th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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