New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 1/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBA TV
The New York Knicks (19-20) are headed to TD Garden on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Boston Celtics (18-21).
The Knicks faced off with the Celtics and notched a win by a score of 108-105 in their last contest. New York finished the contest with a 44.4% FG percentage (40 out of 90) and knocked down 18 of their 36 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Knicks buried 10 of 15 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected 42 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 23 assists in the game as well as forcing 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 47.5% from the field on 38 of 80 shooting. Boston distributed 38 assists and had 22 steals for this game. Additionally, Boston pulled down 30 boards (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 1 block. Boston finished the game at 92.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of 13 attempts. They also converted 17 of 45 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Knicks finished with 17 and the Celtics finished the game with 12 fouls.
Evan Fournier is one guy who was a major factor for this game. He ended up scoring 41 points on 15 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 42 minutes and also pulled down 8 boards. Fournier went 60.0% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes.
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New York comes into this matchup with a record of 19-20 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.1 fouls every game. As a unit, New York is grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game and has totaled 822 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing. The Knicks are connecting on 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (515 of 1,444) and 77.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 104.8 pts per game (27th in basketball) while connecting on 43.6% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They relinquish 34.9% on three-point shots and they are 6th in the league in opponents PPG (105.4). The Knicks are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.9% (1,488 of 3,392) and they concede 44.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 22nd in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 948 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Celtics went home defeated by a final of 108-105 against the Knicks. The Celtics snagged 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Knicks were called for 8 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a rate of 92.3%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Boston made 17 of their 45 attempts (37.8%). When all was said and done, the Celtics went 38 for 80 from the field which had them sitting at 47.5%. The Celtics permitted the Knicks to knock down 40 out of their 90 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.4% for this contest. They went 50.0% from three-point range by connecting on 18 of 36 and ended up shooting 10 out of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounding, Boston permitted New York to get 31 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Jayson Tatum was important for the Celtics for the game. Tatum had 36 points in his 40 minutes on the court and tallied 9 assists in this contest. He converted 12 out of 21 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and added 6 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 18-21 for the year. The Celtics have committed 18.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 81.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.7 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. Boston has accumulated 4,207 pts so far this year (107.9 per game) and they pull in 45.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Celtics are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which has them ranked 23rd in the NBA.
The Celtics defensively are ranked 13th in basketball in points allowed per game with 106.9. They are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (8th in the league). The Boston defense gives up 34.8% on shots from distance (481 of 1,381) and their opponents are connecting on 79.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 21.6 assists and 45.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 2nd and 19th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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