New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics will have an inter-division showdown for Game 2 of their back-to-back match at TD Garden in downtown Boston on Saturday evening.


New York edged Boston in Game 1 courtesy of SG RJ Barrett with a 3-pointer buzzer-beater to give the Knicks a 108-105 comeback victory, Thursday night. SG Evan Fournier scored a career-high 41 points to help his team overcome a 24-point, Celtics second-quarter lead. The Knicks are 11th at 19-20 in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Atlantic Division.


PF Julius Randle added 22 points for New York, SG Immanuel Quickley had 16, and Barrett 13. The Knicks got the taste of leading the game within the final three minutes of the game. Randle is leading the Knicks in scoring, rebounding, and assists with averages of 19.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.


The second-leading scorer is RJ Barrett with an average of 15.7 ppg and Barrett is one of seven players for New York averaging double-figures in scoring. The Knicks are scoring an average of 104.7 points per game.


  • The New York Knicks are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches with the Celtics.
  • The Knicks are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games against the Boston Celtics.
  • New York is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.

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Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are on a 2-game losing skid after their recent loss to New York at the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, NY. SF Jayson Tatum scored 36 points, PG Dennis Schroder delivered 20 points for Boston, and SG Jaylen Brown added 16 in the loss. Boston is 5th in the Atlantic Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference.


The Celtics are 4-6 in their last 10 matches of the season. Boston was outrebounded by the Knicks 42-38 and Celtics head coach Ime Udoka criticized his players for lack of mental toughness after squandering a lead of 19 points or more for the fourth time.


Tatum leads Boston in scoring with an average of 25.4 ppg while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.5 ppg. Robert Williams III is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.9 rebounds per game and Marcus Smart is the leader in assists with 5.5 per game. Boston has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and the team is scoring an average of 107.9 ppg.


  • The Boston Celtics are 11-5 SU in their last 16 matches at home.
  • The Celtics are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against New York.
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.

New York Knicks vs  Boston Celtics. The NBA pick for this game is the Boston Celtics. The Celtics played well on the road against the Knicks in their recent loss.


Boston did not protect a 19-point lead to lose by three and that disappointment will carry over into this home game. New York covered the number in five of its last seven overall and four of the last six versus Boston.


The Celtics failed to cover the number in five of their last six and 15 of last 20 versus an opponent from the Atlantic division. Final Score Prediction, New York Knicks win and cover ATS 111-106.


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New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)


Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts


Date: Saturday, January 8, 2021




NBA Odds: Boston Celtics -7.5


NBA Totals: 208.5


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