Celtics vs. Knicks NBA Prediction
With the Knicks laying 8.5 points as a home favorite over the Celtics and the total sitting at 215.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to this 1:00 p.m. ET matchup on ESPN?
555 Boston Celtics (+8.5) at 556 New York Knicks (-8.5); o/u 215.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 16, 2021
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Kemba Walker will sit out on Saturday vs. the Wolves. He's listed as out with "Left Cervical Nerve Irritation" which is a fancy way of saying the Celtics want to give him a day off. Payton Pritchard will have his hands full in a terrific matchup. Jayson Tatum and Evan Fournier are listed as probable.
New York Knicks DFS Spin
Julius Randle went off for 33 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds, one steal and four triples in a 118-109 overtime win vs. Charlotte on Saturday. It was just another day in the office for Randle as the Knicks continue to trend up with three wins in their last four. New York is still in the mix for the No. 4 seed which will go down to the wire, so that means we can expect Randle to play in the season finale. With the way he’s played and conducted himself this season, you better believe the Knicks will do everything in their power to extend his contract this summer.
Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Prediction
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams at Madison Square Garden and is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall. The under is also 4-1 in the Celtics’ last five games playing on zero rest and is 26-10 in their last 36 games coming off a win of more than 10 points. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Knicks’ last five games overall, is 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite and is 5-2 in their last seven home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CELTICS/KNICKS UNDER 215.5