NBA Playoffs Picks: Celtics vs. Knicks Game 2 Predictions 4/23

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NBA picks are one of our specialties here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make our free Game 2 Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Free NBA Picks: Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd, 8:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Betting Odds: New York -6.5
Celtics @ Knicks On TV Live: TNT

Knicks Lead Series 1-0

Sometimes, the oddsmakers simply overreact to what they are seeing over the course of a series. In the first half on Sunday afternoon, the Knicks and Celtics combined to score 102 points. In the second half, Boston only scored 25 points, and the two only combined for a total of 61. The two teams really did play poorly offensively in that second half, and there is no way that we can see that happening once again on Tuesday. The Knicks pushed the tempo just a bit in the third quarter of the game, and that’s when F Carmelo Anthony really started to take over the game. The Celtics are most certainly going to have to slow some things down, but when push comes to shove, they just have to make some more baskets. Shooting 20 three pointers probably wasn’t a good idea in itself, but hitting just five of those certainly isn’t going to get the job done. The C’s shot 41.5 percent from the field, and they had just four offensive rebounds. The adjustment that the oddsmakers made was bringing the ‘total’ down by 4.5 points, and that came after posting a second half ‘total’ that was a solid 2-3 points higher than it probably should have been. We think that the NBA oddsmakers have made a big mistake here, as this is just too low of a number. This game will get into the 190s.

Celtics @ Knicks Game 2 Pick: Over 185
Celtics @ Knicks Game 2 Score Prediction: Knicks 98 – Boston 95

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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