The Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks are going to square off in a Monday night NBA betting affair on January 7th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Monday.
NBA Predictions: Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks
Date: Monday, January 7th, 7:30 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Betting Odds: New York -7
Celtics vs. Knicks NBA TV Schedule: Local TV
With two wins and covers in a row and four covers out of five games played here at the Garden, the Celtics have to be full of confidence coming into Monday night. They are playing a lot better basketball at this point now that G Avery Bradley is back in the lineup and the team feels whole, as the defense really looks to be stifling. The C’s have allowed just 156 total points in two games to the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks in consecutive games. The Knicks meanwhile, just got F Carmelo Anthony’s second 40+ point game in his last three outings to help beat the Orlando Magic 114-106 over the weekend. They’re laying a touchdown in this game in spite of the fact that this series has been remarkably close over the course of the last several meetings. Just last year, the four games, all of which were won by the home team, but only two of which were covered by the hosts, featured margins of victory of eight points or fewer, and the average margin of victory was just 4.0 points per game. It doesn’t get a heck of a lot tighter than this series, and that should hold true once again on Monday in the Big Apple.
Celtics @ Knicks NBA Pick: Boston Celtics +7
Celtics @ Knicks Score Prediction: Knicks 98 – Celtics 96