The Boston Celtics, with a record of 44-17, will face the New York Knicks, with a record of 35-27, in New York on Sunday. The game, which will be the third time they meet this regular season, will take place at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM EST, and the Knicks won the most recent game with a score of 120-117.
To challenge the Knicks on their home turf, Boston will need to maintain their strong defense after their recent win against the Philadelphia 76ers. Meanwhile, the Knicks will need to continue their impressive performance after their decisive victory against the New Orleans Pelicans to beat Boston.
Boston currently leads the Eastern Conference standings with an average of 118.1 points per game and a shooting percentage of 47.6%, led by Jayson Tatum with an average of 30.4 points per game. Boston has a versatile team with multiple players who can score from beyond the arc and a strong defense that holds opponents to an average of 112.1 points per game and a low shooting percentage allowed of 46.7%.
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New York is in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings with an average of 114.8 points per game and a shooting percentage of 46.2%. Julius Randle leads the team with an average of 25.1 points per game, and they have been more successful in scoring inside the paint than from three-point range with a percentage of only 34.7%. Defensively, the Knicks have been effective in limiting their opponents to an average of 112.2 points per game with a low shooting percentage allowed of 45.5% and a limited percentage allowed of only 34.6% from beyond the arc.
This Eastern Conference game will undoubtedly be one of the most eye-catching of the conference. The Celtics will try to keep the first place in the standings, but they will have to face a New York Knicks team that comes as favorites according to the oddsmakers and with the motivation to increase their winning streak to 6.
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Game Information
- Date: 02/27/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- How to Watch Celtics vs Knicks: MSG
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Celtics vs Knicks Betting Lines
Celtics are -140 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71. On the other side, Knicks are +120 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 58.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Knicks have 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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