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New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/16/2021

The New York Knicks (40-31) hit the court as 9.5-point favorites against the Boston Celtics (36-35) on May 16, 2021. The matchup's point total is 215.5.

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Time: 1:00 PM EST
TV Channel: ESPN

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Knicks vs. Celtics Betting Data

Knicks vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Knicks -9.5 -110 -110 215.5 -110 -110

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Knicks Betting Data

  • New York has a 45-25-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When they are at least 9.5-point favorites, the Knicks have a winning ATS record of 1-0.
  • New York generally does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 32 of 71 games (45.1%).

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 33-37.
  • When they're at least 9.5-point underdogs, the Celtics are 4-1 against the spread.
  • Boston hit the over in 52.9% of its games (37 of 70 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • In New York's matchups this season, the Knicks and their opponents have eclipsed Sunday's over/under of 215.5 points 29 times (40.8% of opportunities).
  • In 51 out of Boston's 71 games this year (71.8%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Sunday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 220.1 points per game, 4.6 points more than the point total of 215.5 for this game.
  • This game's point total is 0.8 fewer points than the 216.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Knicks games is 3.4 points fewer than the over/under of 215.5 points in this matchup.
  • Celtics' games have a total points bet of 224.3 points this season, 8.8 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Boston has an 8-2 record in games against New York, while the Knicks have covered the spread in three of five games against the Celtics.

Knicks vs Celtics in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
4/7/2021 Celtics Celtics -3.5 209 -156 130 Regular Season 101-99 BOS
1/17/2021 Celtics Celtics -7 210 -284 227 Regular Season 105-75 NY
12/1/2019 Celtics Knicks -7.5 209.5 -315 248 Regular Season 113-104 BOS
11/1/2019 Celtics Celtics -9.5 211.5 -538 408 Regular Season 104-102 BOS
10/26/2019 Celtics Knicks -5.5 218.5 -213 174 Regular Season 118-95 BOS
2/1/2019 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 113-99 BOS
12/6/2018 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 128-100 BOS
11/21/2018 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 117-109 NY
10/20/2018 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 103-101 BOS
2/24/2018 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 121-112 BOS
  • 4/7/2021 DNP - Celtics: Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier
  • 1/17/2021 DNP - Knicks: Alec Burks; Celtics: Jayson Tatum
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    Knicks Players to Watch

    • Julius Randle leads the Knicks in points, rebounds and assists, scoring 24.2 points, pulling down 10.2 boards and distributing 6.0 assists per game.
    • Reggie Bullock leads the Knicks in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
    • Nerlens Noel is a standout on the defensive end for New York, leading the team in steals with 1.1 per game and blocks with 2.2 per contest.

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    Celtics Players to Watch

    • Jayson Tatum puts up 26.4 points per game to be the top scorer for the Celtics.
    • Boston's leader in rebounds is Tristan Thompson with 8.1 per game, and its leader in assists is Marcus Smart with 5.7 per game.
    • Kemba Walker is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Celtics, hitting 3.0 threes per game.
    • Boston's leader in steals is Smart with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Robert Williams III with 1.8 per game.

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    Injury Report

    Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle), Luca Vildoza: Day To Day (Not With Team)

    Celtics: Kemba Walker: Out (Neck), Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist), Tristan Thompson: Out (Pectoral), Marcus Smart: Out (Calf), Robert Williams III: Out (Foot)

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