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Boston favored by 2.5 against New York on Sunday

New York KnicksBoston Celtics
March 4, 1:00 PM | TD Garden

New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Odds

18-18TEAM RECORD18-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New York when they hit take on the Celtics on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

The Celtics sport records of 18-17 and 14-21 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 18-18 and 17-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-20 for the Celtics and 11-25 for the Knicks.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Knicks before tip-off in this one will find them as 2.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 187.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 17-rated Knicks taking on the No. 18-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-94 win for the Celtics on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 30-rated squad against New York's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 20 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 6.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.3 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 120-103 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (223) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New York got 22 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 120-103 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Boston was a 107-94 winner in its last match at home against the Nets. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Paul Pierce scored 27 points for Boston on Friday, leading the Celtics to a 107-94 victory over New Jersey at TD Garden.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Knicks at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 13 games on the road
New York is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games at home
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
New York at Dallas, Tuesday, March 6
Boston home to Houston, Tuesday, March 6