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New York Knicks at Boston Celtics Betting Pick – Dec 8, 2023

The New York Knicks are at the Boston Celtics on Friday in the National Basketball Association. These two teams are coming off their loss in the quarterfinals of the in-season tournament. The New York Knicks are coming off a road loss at Milwaukee. Overall, the Knicks are 12-8 on the season, and 5th in the Eastern Conference.

Boston lost at the Indiana Pacers, and will now get a home game instead. The Celtics are 15-5 on the season, and lead the Eastern Conference. The Celtics beat the Knicks 114-98 back on November 13th. The Boston Celtics are -6.5 over the New York Knicks in this game on Friday.

Boston Celtics 2023-2024

Jayson Tatum is carrying the Celtics offense with just shy of 28 points per game. Tatum is an MVP candidate, as his team is one of the best in the league, and he is an elite scorer, and also a great rebounder, with just shy of 9 per game. Second in scoring for the Celtics is Jaylen Brown, with 22.2 points per game.

Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday are both new additions to the Celtics. Porzingis is scoring just shy of 19 points per game, and Holiday is adding 12.2 per game, and 7.2 assists per game. Boston, as a team, is one of the top scoring teams in the league, with 116.5 points per game.

Boston will remain at home for several games. The Celtics are hosting Cleveland in back to back games, and then Orlando in back  to back games before four road games out West.

New York Knicks 2023-2024

New York is led in scoring by Jalen Brunson, with nearly 25  points per game. The point guard is also leading the team with nearly six assists per game. The Knicks are also getting 21.5 points per game from Julius Randle. Randle leads the team with 10 rebounds per game as well.

New York is scoring 111.5 points per game this season. The Knicks are also one of the top rebounding teams in the league, as they averaged over 46 per game. New York has won three out of their last four games, scoring 115 or more in each of those games.

The New York Knicks are back at home Monday to take on the Raptors at Madison Square Garden, but then will play five straight road games. The Knicks play at Utah, Phoenix, the Clippers, Lakers and Nets.

Celtics Top Knicks on Friday Night

With the Celtics back home, and a little time off, expect them to be pretty good and really fire up the offense. This is a team that can attack the basket, and also shoot the basketball well. Jayson Tatum is hard to guard, and if he is cooking, New York is in trouble. The Celtics are going to win this game. Boston wins by double digits on Friday. Take the Boston Celtics -6.5 over the New York Knicks on Friday.

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