To stay in the game against the formidable Boston Celtics today, the New York Knicks will need a strong performance from Julius Randle. The Celtics must continue playing despite the loss of Marcus Smart, their best defender and vocal team captain. We might witness more offensive firepower from each side tonight due to the defensive-minded Smart not playing.
Under Tom Thibodeau, who led the team to the playoffs in his debut season, New York has a third-year record of 26–23. The Knicks’ most recent victory over Cleveland helped them end a four-game losing run. The team’s record so far this year is 7-5. The only Knick to record a double-double is Julius Randle, who leads the club with 24.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest.
The Knicks have often struggled to stop their opponents from dribbling deep in previous seasons, and they continue to suffer in 2022–23. This season, only the Houston Rockets have allowed more 3-pointers per 100 possessions than the Knicks. Even though New York has one of the higher opponent 3-point percentages, the cumulative effect of all those deep shots can have some unexpectedly severe outcomes.
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The Celtics will relish the opportunity to make 3-pointers. The Celtics are seventh in the NBA in terms of 3-point field goal percentage, and only the Warriors have attempted more 3-pointers this year. The Celtics may easily destroy this Knicks defense, as they did to New York in their previous encounter in November, dropping 133 points on them. Boston made 27 3-pointers during that contest.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the two men in charge of Boston. Tatum is the team’s scoring and rebounding leader with 31.0 points per game, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. With 26.9 points per game, 7.1 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, Brown comes second. Boston’s attack is potent, scoring an astonishing 117.6 points per game to rank fourth in the league.
New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Game Information
- Date: 01/26/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: TD Garden.
- How to Watch Knicks vs Celtics: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Knicks vs Celtics Betting Lines
Celtics are –350 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $28.57. On the other side, Knicks are +280 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $280.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 77.78% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Knicks have 26.32% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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