New York vs Boston Free Pick

New York vs Boston Free NBA Pick

Written by on March 3, 2016

On Friday night, the New York Knicks head up to Boston to take on the Celtics in NBA betting odds action. The Knicks (25-37) are in third place in the Atlantic Division and are coming off a 104-85 home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Celtics (37-25) are in second place in the Atlantic Division and just polished off those same Trail Blazers the next day, 116-93.

New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Free NBA Pick

When: Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 PM ET Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA TV: CSNE, MSG Radio: WBZ 98.5 FM Boston / Celtics Radio Network Live Stream: NBA Odds: TBA  

Why should you bet on the Knicks?

The Celtics have won 12 straight on the parquet floor at TD Garden, including that rout of the red-hot Trail Blazers, so I wouldn’t take the Knicks straight up. Do you have a line over 10? Then I’d think about it. However, the Knicks do have the surprising rookie talent of Kristaps Porzingis and the veteran presence of Carmelo Anthony. The problem is that the Knicks’ scheme has not been producing success, and the Knicks have been plummeting down the standings.

Why should you put your money on Boston?

The Celtics are becoming one of the dominant inside teams in the NBA. They outscored Portland in the paint 60-34, and they only turned the ball over five times. If you combine that with their high-powered tandem of Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas, you have a team that is really hard to beat on both ends of the floor. A lot of high-powered offenses turn the ball over a lot, but the Celtics are good at scoring in bunches and controlling the ball, making them tough to beat.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think the Celtics will make short work of the upstart Knickerbockers. I’m picking Boston to come out ahead in this one, 110-94.