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Knicks a Red-Hot Bet as Home Faves

Kristaps Porzingis Marcus Smart

Would the real Boston Celtics please stand up? The Celtics looked like they were a serious contender in the Eastern Conference in the early stages of the NBA season but have since unravelled, dropping five of their past six games. Brad Stevens’ club travesl to the Big Apple Tuesday for a date with super rookie Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Knicks.
  • The Knicks are 9-3 SU and ATS in their last 12 games when favored by 2.5 or less.
  • The Celtics are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games against their division.

The Celtics blew a 21-point second half lead in a 101-98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday and appear to be completely out of sorts on both ends of the floor. New York is on the other side of the fence, as the Knickerbockers have won four of five heading into the tilt while pushing the San Antonio Spurs to the brink before coming up just short in a valiant effort in Texas.

The Knicks, who opened as 2-point home chalk, have been a fantastic play in that role. Carmelo Anthony’s squad are a blistering 7-1 ATS in their last eight when tabbed as home faves. MSG has also been a boon for OVER bettors as of late, evidenced by the OVER/UNDER going 7-1 in the Knicks’ last eight in front of the New York faithful.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 0-point on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 200.5 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 104-98 result in favor of the Knicks. 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 sport a record of 19-20 and 24-15 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Boston Celtics sit at 19-18 and 19-17-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 19-19-1 for the New York Knicks and 16-21 for the Boston Celtics. 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. 19 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. 15-rated NBA squad against Boston's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 24 in the league with 7.21 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 8.7 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston got 35 points from Isaiah Thomas en route to a 101-98 loss at the hands of Boston on Sunday at FedExForum.

The Knicks got a 24-point performance from Carmelo Anthony, who added 24 rebounds as New York ran past Milwaukee 100-88 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • New York is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York's last 15 games
  • New York is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 13th
New York at Brooklyn, Wednesday, January 13th