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Knicks vs Celtics NBA Game Preview

New York KnicksBoston Celtics
Feb 3, 8:00 PM | TD Garden

New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Odds

8-14TEAM RECORD11-10

The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Friday when they get a visit from the Knicks in basketball action.

Boston will face the 8-14 Knicks, who own a 7-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Celtics are 8-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knicks are 7-15 favoring the OVER.

View New York vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Celtics and the No. 23-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-91 win for the Celtics on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 90.3 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 17 at 95.6 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 92.9 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

New York was a 105-102 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 207 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Knicks got a terrific 34-point performance from Amar'e Stoudemire but Chicago handed them a 105-102 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 100-64 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Celtics covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Toronto out of the gym and running up a 100-64 score at TD Garden.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Knicks at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New York's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 11 games at home
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing New York
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
New York home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 4
Boston home to Memphis, Sunday, February 5