Celtics vs. Knicks NBA expert prediction and odds for Saturday, Feb. 24 (Take Boston on Road)

Feb 22, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0)runs on the court
Feb 22, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0)runs on the court / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics travel to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks in a potential Eastern Conference playoff preview on Saturday night.

The Celtics are way out in front of the race for the No. 1 seed, but can further its dominance of the New York Knicks on Saturday night and complete a season sweep of its Atlantic Division rival. How should we bet on Saturday's matchup?

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Celtics vs. Knicks Odds, Spread and Total

Knicks vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 3-6-1 against the spread (ATS) over the last 10 games
  • The Knicks are 31-24-1 ATS this season
  • The Knicks are 15-11-1 ATS this season at home
  • The Knicks are 10-12-1 ATS as underdogs this season

Celtics vs. Knicks Injury Reports

Celtics Injury Report

  • N/A

Knicks Injury Report

  • Miles McBride - questionable
  • Julius Randle - OUT
  • OG Anunoby - OUT

Celtics vs. Knicks How to Watch

  • Date: Saturday, February 24th
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • How to Watch (TV): ABC
  • Celtics Record: 44-12
  • Knicks Record: 34-22

Celtics vs. Knicks Key Players to Watch


Jayson Tatum: Tatum continues to elevate his game, averaging 27 points per game and eight rebounds for the best team in the NBA. The Celtics have the best rating in the NBA and Tatum is at the center of it all. Can he shine at MSG on Saturday night?


Jalen Brunson: Brunson has upped his game to another level this season, yet again. The Knicks All-Star point guard is putting up career numbers, averaging 27 points per game and six assists while shooting 40% from beyond the arc. However, the Celtics have an array of defenders to slow him down, will Brunson carry the banged up Knicks yet again?

Celtics vs. Knicks Prediction and Pick

The Celtics have handled the Knicks all season, winning all three matchups, but the first meeting at MSG was the closest, with the C's winning by only four back on October 25th.

However, this current form of the Knicks is far from its best, over reliant on Brunson's creation as the team is down key creators like Julius Randle and OG Anunoby.

The Knicks are starting to slow down after a hot start to the season, 20th in net rating since the calendar flipped to February. While the team got the All-Star break, the group is still banged up. Over the last eight games spanning this month, the team has a negative net rating (-3.7, per NBA.com).

While the Knicks came out of the All-Star Break and took care of a banged up Sixers team, I believe the Celtics can take advantage of a weakend team and cover the modest spread.

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