NBA Jock MKT Pick’Em – February 27th – Boston Celtics at New York Knicks

Julius Randle Over 25 Points

Julius Randle has been on a tear as of late, going for 25+ points in 3 of his last 4 contests, scoring 46 points in one of those games. Randle is the Knicks number one scoring option and in a heated rivalry amongst Eastern Conference playoff teams, expect Randle to show out at home tonight in Madison Square Garden. 

Randle creates a difficult mismatch for the Celtics defense where he will probably see a combination of Al Horford and Grant Williams; Randle is bigger and athletic than both. 

Randle is consistently shooting between 15 – 20 field goals a game and at this high volume of shooting, the chances of scoring 25+ points on his homecourt are in the over’s favor. Factor in that Randle can also shoot from three (forget his performance in the three-point shooting contest over All Star weekend) and Randle has the potential to go for 30+ point in what will be a statement game to show the Eastern Conference that the Knicks are for real this season. 

Let’s hammer the over 25 point line tonight on Randle. 

Jayson Tatum Over 45 Pts+Asts+Reb

Jayson Tatum has been a walking bucket this season and is a top contender for league MVP at this point. This 45 number for points, rebounds, and assists almost seems too low as Tatum can hit that line just off scoring. 

Big stars perform on the biggest stages and that’s exactly what happens at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks have been torched by the league’s superstars for the last decade and we expect Tatum to show up big tonight as well. 

In his last game against the Knicks, Tatum went off for 35 points and 14 rebounds. Those stat lines alone crushed the 45 line for points, rebounds, and assists. He is a complete mismatch on the offensive side of the ball against the Knicks, who will have a combination of RJ Barrett or Josh Hart guarding him – neither of which are in the same skill level as Tatum. He has also gone double digits in rebound in 3 of his last 4 games and had 9 rebounds in that 4th contest. Tatum has 5+ assists in each of those 4 games as well. 

Go big on Tatum tonight and cash the over 45 pts + asts + reb line on Jock MKT. 

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