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Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Boston Celtics (14-15) are at home in Atlantic Division play against the New York Knicks (13-16) on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Celtics are 4.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has a point total of 210.5.

Celtics vs. Knicks Predictions

Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Odds

Celtics vs Knicks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Celtics -4.5 210.5 points

Celtics vs. Knicks Last 10 Games

  • Boston covered the spread five times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 4-6 record straight-up in those games.
  • Boston and its opponents have combined to hit the over in four of those 10 games.
  • The past 10 Celtics games averaged 2.4 more points (212.9) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • In their past 10 games, the Celtics have a points-per-game average 0.4 points above their season-long scoring average.
  • New York has a 3-7 record straight-up in its last 10 contests, while covering the spread four times in those games.
  • The final scores of the last 10 New York games have surpassed the set total six times.
  • The Knicks’ past 10 games have ended with an average of 211.9 points scored. That’s 1.4 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • During their last 10 games, the Knicks have a 104.2 points-per-game average, 1.6 points below their season-long scoring average.

Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • Boston has gone 15-13-1 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 4.5-point favorites or more, the Celtics have an ATS record of 5-3.
  • This season, Boston’s games have hit the over 12 times.
  • The Celtics make 44.3% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.2 percentage points higher than the Knicks have allowed to their opponents (44.1%).
  • In games Boston shoots higher than 44.1% from the field, it is 10-1-1 against the spread and 9-3 overall.
  • New York has put together a record of 12-17-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Knicks are 2-4 ATS when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • New York’s games have gone over the total 13 times this year.
  • The Knicks’ 43.7% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Celtics have allowed to their opponents.
  • New York has put together an 8-4 record against the spread and an 8-4 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 44.2% from the field.

Celtics vs. Knicks Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Boston and its opponents have combined to outscore Saturday’s over/under of 210.5 points 16 times.
  • In New York’s 29 games this season, 17 have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s total of 210.5.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 214.1 points per game, 3.6 points more than the total of 210.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 214.5 points per game, 4.0 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Celtics have seen a 213.6 average over/under in their games this season, 3.1 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 2.9 points separates the average total points bet in Knicks’ games (213.4 points) and this game’s over/under (210.5 points).

Celtics Team Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.2 PTS, 8.6 REB, 42.5 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (83-for-246)
  • Dennis Schroder: 17.1 PTS, 43.8 FG%, 33.6 3PT% (42-for-125)
  • Marcus Smart: 11.0 PTS, 5.6 AST, 2.1 STL, 38.3 FG%, 27.6 3PT% (37-for-134)
  • Al Horford: 12.2 PTS, 7.8 REB, 1.5 BLK, 45.3 FG%, 29.5 3PT% (31-for-105)
  • Robert Williams III: 9.0 PTS, 8.2 REB, 1.7 BLK, 73.3 FG%

Knicks Team Leaders

  • Julius Randle: 19.6 PTS, 9.8 REB, 5.2 AST, 42.4 FG%, 34.4 3PT% (54-for-157)
  • RJ Barrett: 15.1 PTS, 40.2 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (47-for-133)
  • Alec Burks: 11.4 PTS, 1.1 STL, 38.8 FG%, 40.0 3PT% (54-for-135)
  • Derrick Rose: 12.0 PTS, 44.5 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (37-for-92)
  • Evan Fournier: 12.4 PTS, 41.4 FG%, 37.2 3PT% (70-for-188)

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