Knicks vs. Celtics Prediction & Odds

Knicks vs. Celtics 3/5/23 NBA Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

The fifth-seeded New York Knicks head to Boston to take on the 2nd-seeded Celtics on ESPN Sunday night at 7:30 PM ET. Can the Celtics cover the 5.5-point spread as home favorites?

The New York Knicks are 38-27 on the season. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Knicks are 36-26-3 ATS on the year.

The Boston Celtics are 45-19 on the season. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Celtics are 34-30 ATS on the year.

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

515 New York Knicks (+5.5) at 516 Boston Celtics (-5.5); O/U 228

7:30 PM ET, Sunday, March 5, 2023

TD Garden, Boston, MA

Knicks vs. Celtics Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 60% of public bettors are currently backing the Knicks +5.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.

New York Knicks DFS Spin

Knicks shooting guard Immanuel Quickley has been coming on of late. The 6’3” Kentucky alum has scored at least 13 points and made at least 1 three-point field goal in 10 straight games. He poured in 23 points in New York’s 109-94 win over Boston on Monday, February 27th, and he might be in line for another big day Sunday.

If you need defense and rebounding from your center spot in DFS, New York’s Mitchell Robinson should be able to help. Robinson is only scoring 7.5 points per game but he has made up for it in rebounding (9.1 boards per game), and blocked shots (1.7 swats per game). Mitchell Robinson does shoot 70.7% from the field so he should be able to help your field goal percentages as well.  

Boston Celtics DFS Spin

Celtics center Robert Williams III won’t play Sunday against the Knicks, as he’s dealing with a hamstring ailment. Williams is averaging 8.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game in 24.2 minutes per contest for Boston this year.

Boston point guard Malcolm Brogdon is questionable for Sunday’s game with right ankle soreness. Brogdon is third on the team in scoring with 14.6 points per game and fourth on the club in made three-pointers with 2.0 per game.

Boston point guard Marcus Smart could be a nice value play in DFS especially if Brogdon is out or limited Sunday. Smart is posting 11.4 points, 6.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.8 made three-pointers per game for the Celtics this season. You could do worse when selecting a DFS point guard this weekend. 

Knicks vs. Celtics NBA Betting Trends

New York is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.

New York is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest.

Boston is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss.

Boston is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Knicks vs. Celtics NBA Prediction

Any way you slice it, the New York Knicks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They’ve won 8 games in a row straight-up. They are also 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. New York has played well against the best competition of late, as they are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. The Knicks have also been good on the road against the number this year as they’re 31-11 ATS in their last 42 road games. The Knicks just beat the Celtics on Monday, and I think they beat them again or come very close on Sunday.


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