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Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks meet at Madison Square Garden.

Boston lost its last outing, an 85-79 result against the Nets on January 26. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 164 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Knicks were a 110-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 15-31 SU, 22-24 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of last 11 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York

When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

New York:
Team record: 17-27 SU, 18-26 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of last 11 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home

When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Boston home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 29
New York home to Cleveland, Thursday, January 30