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Knicks Love Covering at MSG vs Celtics

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The New York Knicks have looked like a vastly improved team this season and will host a division rival on Tuesday that they’ve traditionally had success against — the Boston Celtics. New York has cashed spread tickets in three of their last four games against the Celtics at Madison Square Garden. The Knickerbockers are also a solid 7-3 SU and ATS in their previous 10 at home.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against their division.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Knicks' last seven games after an ATS loss.
  • The Knicks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games with one day off between games.

The Celts are a team more often known for their defense, however it’s been the offense that has stood out as of late. Brad Stevens’ crew have scored over 100 points in 12 consecutive games heading into the tilt. As a result of that offensive explosion, the OVER has gone 8-4 during that span.

The OVER is also trending for the C’s in this spot. Boston has gone above the closing total in seven of their last nine with one day off between games. Most books opened the total for the game at 206.5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 3-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 206.5 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 111-96 victory for the Celtics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Knicks sit at 23-27 (29-21 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Boston Celtics are currently 27-22 (25-22-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? New York is 25-24-1 OU and Boston is 24-24-1 OU. This season the New York Knicks are 23-27 overall and 29-21 ATS against the number, while the Boston Celtics are 27-22 and 25-22-2 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 25-24-1 on the OU, and Boston is 24-24-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

This game pits the New York Knicks, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Boston Celtics, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 14-rated NBA squad against Boston's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 25 in the league with 7.14 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 9.18 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston got 26 points from Marcus Smart en route to a 119-114 loss against Orlando on Sunday at Amway Center.

New York was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Golden State and falling 116-95 at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games
  • Boston is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • New York is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 3rd
New York at Detroit, Thursday, February 4th