New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The New York Knicks (40-31) are favored (by 8.5 points) to build on a three-game home winning streak when they host the Boston Celtics (36-35) on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET. The over/under is 215.5 in the matchup.

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Knicks vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Knicks -8.5 -110 -110 215.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • New York and its opponents have gone over Sunday's 215.5 total in 29 out of 71 games (40.8%) this season.
  • In 71.8% of Boston's games this season (51 of 71), the total points scored was more than Sunday's 215.5-point over/under.
  • The over/under for the game of 215.5 is 4.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Knicks (107.2 points per game) and the Celtics (112.9 points per game).
  • The 216.3 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 0.8 more than the 215.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Knicks have seen a 212.1 average over/under in their games this season, 3.4 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 8.8 points fewer than the average over/under in Celtics' games this season (224.3 points).

Knicks Betting Data

  • New York holds a winning record against the spread this season, going 41-28 ATS.
  • The Knicks have fared well as an 8.5-point favorite, going 6-2 against the spread when favored by at least 8.5 points.
  • New York has hit the over less than half of the time, in 29 of 69 games (42%).

Knicks Key Players

  • The Knicks points, rebounds and assists leader is Julius Randle. He contributes 24.2 points per game and adds 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
  • Reggie Bullock is the top three-point shooter for the Knicks, hitting 2.5 per game.
  • Nerlens Noel leads New York in both blocks and steals, averaging 2.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game.

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Knicks Last 10 Games

Knicks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Knicks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Hornets 118-109 NY Yes Home -14.5 215.5 -3000 1250 Regular Season No Over
5/13/2021 Spurs 102-98 NY Yes Home -3.5 200.5 -190 155 Regular Season Yes Under
5/11/2021 Lakers 101-99 LAL Yes Away -3.5 193.5 -225 180 Regular Season No Over
5/9/2021 Clippers 106-100 NY Yes Away -2.5 209.5 -165 140 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Suns 128-105 PHO No Away +1.5 228.5 110 -135 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 5-5 6-4-0 215.2 109 106.2 -4.9 34.4%

Knicks Injuries

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

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 33-35 ATS.
  • The Celtics have fared well as an 8.5-point underdog, going 6-2 against the spread when they are at least 8.5-point underdogs.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year -- 39 of 68 (57.4%).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum puts up 26.4 points per game and is the top scorer for the Celtics.
  • Tristan Thompson puts up a stat line of 8.1 rebounds, 7.6 points and 1.2 assists per game for Boston to take the top rebound spot on the team. Marcus Smart holds the top spot for assists with 5.7 per game, adding 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
  • Kemba Walker is consistent from distance and leads the Celtics with 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Smart (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Boston while Robert Williams III (1.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

Celtics Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Timberwolves 124-108 BOS Yes Away -14.5 227.5 -5000 1350 Regular Season Yes Over
5/12/2021 Cavaliers 102-94 CLE Yes Away -3.5 192.5 -185 150 Regular Season No Over
5/11/2021 Heat 129-121 MIA Yes Home -7.5 256.5 - - Regular Season No Under
5/9/2021 Heat 130-124 MIA No Home +8.5 240.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/7/2021 Bulls 121-99 CHI No Away +13.5 222.5 1500 -5000 Regular Season No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 5-5 7-3-0 237.6 119.1 118.5 -0.6 39.3%

Celtics Injuries

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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