On May 16, as part of the regular season, the NBA will host a game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics. We offer you a forecast for this match.
New York Knicks»
Before the final match of the regular season, the density of results is such that even the fourth team can not relax. If Atlanta and Miami win and the Knicks lose, they will be sixth and will play Milwaukee or Brooklyn in the first round of the playoffs. And so there will be a match with "Atlanta" or "Miami". So the bookmakers have little doubt that the Knicks will win.
Boston didn't have any motivation left. The team is guaranteed to finish the regular season on the seventh line, and it is waiting for the match of the play-in round. Perhaps the worst option would be "Washington", and the same "Indiana", which is now in the eighth position, "Boston" should beat in any case.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Henson (calf injury), Robinson (leg injury) - Knicks. Brown (ankle injury), Smart (calf injury), Thompson (chest injury), Williams (finger injury) – Boston.
Statistics and figures:
- The Knicks have won three of their last four games;
- Boston has its first win after four straight losses;
- Boston has won four of its last five games against the Knicks.
Why does Boston have such a high coefficient? It's simple, because the Celtics have no tournament task, and New York must win to stay fourth. Therefore, we advise you to pay attention not to the outcome, where the Knicks really should win, but to the total. We expect a neat game in defense against the hosts, so we bet on TM.