Atlantic Division rivals will square off on Saturday night when the New York Knicks host the Boston Celtics. Here, both teams are on the second leg of back to backs, both having played on Friday night as well. This game could come down to how well both teams handle that situation. In our NBA picks for Saturday night, we break down Celtics vs Knicks from Madison Square Garden.
New York Knicks
Team Stats Per Game
Team Stats Per 100 Poss
|109||Avg Opp Score||112.33|
|118||Avg Opp Score||115|
|115.8||Avg Opp Score||117.4|
|112.4||Avg Opp Score||109|
|112.7||Avg Opp Score||109.6|
|105.5||Avg Opp Score||112|
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Celtics vs Knicks Betting Pick
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
Why Bet The Celtics:
✅ The Knicks are simply struggling to sustain offense at this point in time. They barely got by a Sixers team that was without Joel Embiid and James Harden last night, and got blown out by the Hawks the game before. Against a solid defensive team in the Celtics, the Knicks are going to once again struggle to put points on the board.
✅ Boston, meanwhile, is averaging 117 points per game so far this season. That is the number one scoring average in the Eastern Conference so far this season. The Knicks have been respectable defensively this season, but Boston’s offense will be too much for the Knicks to keep up with.
✅ The Knicks are 3-1 at home this season, but they have not been impressive in terms of the opponents they have beaten. Their three home wins have come against the Pistons, Magic, and Hornets. Meanwhile, they lost their only tough home game so far against the Hawks. Boston is the best team they have played at home this season, and that will show in the results of this one.
The Boston Celtics secured a win over the Chicago Bulls last night, hitting clutch free throws down the stretch to pick up the victory. Here, the Celtics play for the second straight night as they look to remain atop the Atlantic Division with a win over the Knicks.
Boston comes into this game largely healthy, with the exception of Rob Williams and Danilo Gallinari. But the Celtics should have Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the floor for this contest, and the offense of the Celtics should continue humming as they are the best offensive team in the Eastern Conference so far.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks got an ugly win over the Philadelphia 76ers last night, winning a low-scoring game against a Sixers team missing its two best players. The Knicks trailed in the fourth quarter, but got some key threes from Obi Toppin down the stretch to win the game. This was the first time Toppin and Julius Randle shared the court this season, and it went very well, and it will be interesting to see if the Knicks go back to that tonight.
Mitchell Robinson could miss this game for the Knicks, after he sustained an injury last night in Philadelphia. Without him, the Knicks could miss out on a huge edge on the interior with Rob Williams out for the Celtics.