Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Prediction, 11/5/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Boston Celtics are traveling to Madison Square Garden on Saturday where they will compete against the New York Knicks.
The Celtics faced off with the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-113 in their last contest. Boston wrapped up the contest having earned a 40.9% FG percentage (38 out of 93) and converted 11 of their 41 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Celtics made 26 of 27 tries for a percentage of 96.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 52 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 26 assists in this matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to the defense, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 42.0% from the field on 42 out of 100 shooting. Cleveland earned 24 assists and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, Cleveland snagged 51 rebounds (9 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 9 blocked shots. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 79.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of 24 shots. They also buried 11 of their 39 attempts from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Celtics walked away with 24 while the Cavaliers racked up 23 fouls.
Jayson Tatum is a player who had an impact for this contest. Tatum went 38.1% from the floor and also dished out 6 dimes. He was on the court for 43 mins and also totaled 12 rebounds. He notched 26 points on 8 of 21 shooting.
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Boston steps onto the hardwood with a record of 4-3 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game and as a squad they commit 22.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Boston is pulling down 42.0 boards per game and is sitting with 174 assists this season, which ranks 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are connecting on 38.0% on shots from downtown (108 of 284) and 87.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 116.1 points per outing (7th in the NBA) while hitting 46.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Celtics are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 22.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 18th in basketball in PPG allowed (114.4). The Celtics are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.0% (294 of 639) and they relinquish 45.6 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 3rd in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 153 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Knicks took a loss by a final score of 112-99 against the Hawks. The Knicks corralled 40 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 for this game. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 3 steals for the game. The Hawks had 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a clip of 75.0%. When discussing three-point shots, New York buried 10 out of their 36 tries (27.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks finished shooting 37 for 90 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Knicks allowed the Hawks to make 44 of their 107 attempts from the field which had them at 41.1% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 35.3% from distance by connecting on 12 of 34 and finished the game at 12 out of 16 from the charity stripe (75.0%). When discussing rebounding, New York permitted Atlanta to snag 51 in total (17 on the offensive side).
RJ Barrett ended up having an impact for the Knicks in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a rate of 44.4%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Barrett accumulated 19 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 assists for this contest.
New York has a mark of 3-4 for the season. As an offensive team, the Knicks are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 19th in the league. New York has accounted for 806 points this year (115.1 per game) and they grab 50.1 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.0 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.0 times per contest. The Knicks are responsible for committing 23.3 fouls per contest and they hit 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Knicks are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed with 115.1. They are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (2nd in basketball). The New York defense gives up 33.5% from downtown (94 of 281) and their opponents are converting on 72.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 26.0 dimes and 50.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 19th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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