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New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics meet at TD Garden.

Last time out for New York, they were an 83-78 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Knicks covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 161 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 96-88 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

New York:
Team record: 6-15 SU, 7-14 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Boston:
Team record: 10-14 SU, 13-11 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against New York
is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against New York
is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing New York

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
New York home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 14
Boston home to Minnesota, Monday, December 16