Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NBA Premium Picks have been winning at a 74.1% rate and will continue through the 2016 NBA Finals in June 2016. The (27-22) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division will be in the “BIG APPLE” for a Divisional matchup. Boston takes on the (23-27) New York Knicks also of the Eastern Conference Atlantic in 2016 NBA action. The teams will play at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Tip-Off time is at 7:30 PM EST. The game is on Tuesday, February, 2nd 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtics have a rising star in the coaching ranks. Boston. The New York Knicks are a growing team with a dominant rookie in the post. The Opening Betting Line has New York as a two and a half-point Home Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 207 for Tuesday’s game.
The 2016 Boston Celtics lost in Orlando, ending their five-game winning streak. Boston is back home on February 3rd to face the Detroit Pistons. Boston is second in the Atlantic, six games behind first-place Toronto. Head Coach Brad Stevens recently answered questions regarding the lack of playing time for David Lee. The veteran understands the situation and is engaged with the team. Lee will get his shot and is ready mentally and physically prepared. The Celtics offense averages 104.8 ppg, eighth league-wide. Defensively the Celtics are 12th in the NBA, allowing the opposition 100.7. Flashy point guard Isaiah Thomas is tops on the team in scoring and steals. Second-year pro-Marcus Smart is improving in every phase of the game and is the team leader in steals. The key to a Boston victory Tuesday is to compete with the Knicks on defense and make open shots.
The New York Knicks have dropped five of their last six, including an 116-95 home defeat at the hands of Golden State. The “GARDEN” was sold out for the Stephen Curry show. The matchup was hyped up by the media. Neither Curry or Carmelo Anthony had good an exceptionally good game. The Knicks are third in the Division, four games behind Tuesday’s opponent. Starting point guard Jose Calderon has missed the past three games with a groin injury and is questionable for Tuesday’s game. The offense is suffering without the native of Spain in the lineup. The loss to Golden State, an eye opener for highly talented rookie Kristaps Porzingis, who got exposed from the opening tip of the game. New York is in the bottom third of the NBA offensively. The Knicks is playing intense defense, 15th in the league. Head Coach Derek Fisher is a defensive guru, and the team is buying into his philosophy. Forward Carmelo Anthony leads the team in scoring and assists.
The Betting Odds Over The Total are 13-6 the last nineteen between the teams.
New York is 8-0 Against The Spread their last eight on Tuesday’s.
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