Knicks vs Celtics Betting Matchup Report
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Knicks try to run the Celtics off the court at Madison Square Garden in pro hoops action.
New York battles the Celtics, currently with a 38-34 mark (34-35-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 35-34-2 for the Knicks and 36-35-1 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Celtics were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 193.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 16 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-97 victory for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 29 in the league with 39.6 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 10.6 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 24 with 6.1 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 98.6 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.
Boston won its last outing, a 118-107 result against the Hawks on March 29. The Celtics covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jeff Green went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds leading Boston over Atlanta, 118-107, on Friday at TD Garden.
The Knicks were a 111-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. J.R. Smith poured in 37 points for New York on Friday, as they defeated Charlotte 111-102 at Madison Square Garden.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Celtics at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Boston is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against New York
Boston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
Boston at Minnesota, Monday, April 1
New York at Miami, Tuesday, April 2