New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics, NBA Eastern Conference Game. The Knicks travel to Boston to play against the third best team in the Atlantic division at the conference. For now the season has started badly for the Knicks with a single victory. The team needs to improve in several aspects of the game if they want to overcome the bad streak. The Celtics have only lost one game in the season, so far the team is scoring almost 110 points per game.
New York Knicks: The damage is repairable.
The Knicks have a negative record in the few days of this season. Five games, four losses and only one victory. The only victory of the season was four days ago against the Chicago Bulls 105-98 at home. In the third game of the season the Knicks already lost against the Celtics 95-118 at home. The other three losses were against Spurs 111-120, Nets 109-113, and the last against Magic 83-95.
On the road the Knicks are scoring an average of 101 points per game, 37.67 FG points, 65.2% free throw shots, 11.33 three pointers, 40.67 rebounds, 20 assists. The second half is the best for the Knicks with 52.3 points on average. The defense allows up to 109.3 points per game, 38.67 FG points, 74.4% free throw shots, 11.67 three points, 49.67 rebounds and 22.33 assists.
RJ Barret is leading the team with 18.2 points per game, 48% FG points, 40.7% free throw shots. Kevin Knox is another important player for the Knicks with 2.2 three pointers per game, 12 points on average and 44.20% FG points. Other outstanding players Julius Randle 15.6 points, Marcus Morris 13.6, Bobby Portis 11.6.
Boston Celtics: Looking for glory this season.
The Celtics suffered a heavy blow the first game of the season against the 76ers. The team lost on the road 93-107. That blow of reality did not hurt the expectations of the team for the season. After that defeat the Celtics won three consecutive games. Raptors 112-106, Knicks 118-95, and Milwaukee Bucks 116-105. And this game against the Knicks will be the last at home to start a trip through three cities to play against Cavaliers, Hornets, Spurs.
At home the Celtics are scoring an average of 114 points per game, 41.50 FG points, 86.5% free throw shots, 15.00 three pointers, 50.50 rebounds and 23.00 assists. At home the Celtics are lethal in the second half scoring an average of 68 points. The defense allows up to 37.50 FG points, 70.7% free throw shots, 16.00 three pointers, 45.50 rebounds and 21.50 assists.
Jayson Tatum with 21.5 points on average is number one among the Celtics. Tatum numbers continue to grow during the season, so far 37.3% FG points, 48.3% three pointers, 71.4% free throw shots. But the second Celtics leader is Kemba Walker with 24.5 points, 39.5% FG points, 88.90% free throw shots. Gordon Hayward is averaging 17.5 points, Jaylen Brown 17.3 and Enes Kanter 12 points.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics 11/01/2019 is: take the Boston Celtics -10.5 (Spread).
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