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NBA Matchup - Celtics Knicks Odds Preview

New York KnicksBoston Celtics
April 17, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Odds

42-40TEAM RECORD56-26

The Celtics hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Sunday as the Knicks pay a visit to TD Garden in NBA betting action.

This season the Celtics are 56-26 overall and 38-42-2 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 42-40 and 46-34-2 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 37-44-1 on the OU, and New York is 42-39-1.

View New York vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Knicks before tip-off in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Celtics at No. 12 and the Knicks at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-101 result in favor of the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against New York's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 26 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 9.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.3 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

New York was a 112-102 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 214 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Landry Fields scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Knicks to victory (they lost 112-102 to Boston at TD Garden on Wednesday).

Boston won its last outing, a 112-102 result against the Knicks on April 13. The Celtics covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston earned a 112-102 victory over New York on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Avery Bradley at TD Garden.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

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

Next up:
New York at Boston, Tuesday, April 19
Boston home to New York, Tuesday, April 19