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The Eastern Conference playoff picture is heating up as the Boston Celtics, and the New York Knicks take center stage on ESPN tonight. Handicapper Gray Gutfreund is here with his best bet for tonight's Celtics vs. Knicks showdown.

Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Prediction: Ride Jaylen Brown and Julius Randle With This Same-Game Parlay

The Eastern Conference playoff picture is heating up as the Boston Celtics, and the New York Knicks take center stage on ESPN tonight. Boston's late-season push to regain control of the #1 seed begins tonight. Meanwhile, New York enters tonight's contest with the NBA's longest active winning streak.

Jaylen Brown and Julius Randle have been instrumental to their team's successes lately, so we'll look for them to shine in our Same-Game Parlay for their battle tonight.

Celtics vs. Knicks Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Start Time: 7:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

Celtics vs. Knicks Odds

  • Spread: Celtics -5.5 (-110), Knicks +5.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Celtics (-225), Knicks (+185)
  • Total: Over 228 (-110), Under 228 (-110)

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Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Prediction

Jaylen Brown + Julius Randle Same Game Parlay (-120) (Bet $120 to collect $220) Click Here for the Best Odds Available at FanDuel

  • Leg 1: Jaylen Brown 20+ Points
  • Leg 2: Jaylen Brown 2+ Assists
  • Leg 3: Julius Randle 6+ Rebounds

It's hard not to feel fantastic about this 3-leg Same Game Parlay over on FanDuel. Let's start with Jaylen Brown, having a career year for the 45-19 Celtics.

Jaylen has recorded at least 20 points and at least 2 assists in 42 of his 51 full games this season. That's good for an 82.4% hit rate on the two of these lines together. He's averaging 26.9 points per game and 3.3 assists per game in these games. JB has taken on a larger role for Boston this season, taking up more possessions than ever. His 31.4% Usage Rate is the highest of his career. But he's maintained efficient shooting splits despite the increase in volume.

JB has enjoyed plenty of success against the Knicks, too. Over the last three seasons, he's finished with 20+ points and 2+ assists in 7 of his 8 games against the Knicks. The two-time all-star is averaging 27.0 PPG and 4.3 APG against New York since 2021 and has cashed his parlay legs in both meetings this season.

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Now, let's move on to Julius Randle. He's grabbed 6+ rebounds in 62/65 games this season. As long as this game isn't a big enough blowout that he's sitting the entire fourth quarter, he should come through for us tonight. The all-star is averaging a career-high 10.4 rebounds per game this season. And he's had no issue coming down with boards against the C's lately.

In 10 meetings with Boston over the last three seasons, Julius has pulled at least 7 rebounds in every game. He's averaging 9.0 RPG in these contests, and it helps that the Knicks and Celtics always seem to play close games.

He's played 36+ minutes in 9 of his last 10 games against Boston, averaging 38.1 minutes per game. He's grabbed at least 6 rebounds in 33 of 34 games when seeing at least 36 minutes this season, so we should be in good hands with the lefty this evening.

Article Author


Gray is a massive New York sports fan, and is an NBA & NFL oracle. He’s a passionate writer with a strong background in statistics, and loves putting out player props! You can follow him on Twitter @PropBetGuru.


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