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NBA Matchup - Knicks Celtics Odds Preview

Boston CelticsNew York Knicks
April 24, 3:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Odds

56-26TEAM RECORD42-40

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Celtics of Boston hit the hard court against the Knicks of New York.

The Knicks are 42-40 so far on the season, and 46-34-2 ATS vs. the number. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 56-26 and 38-42-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 42-39-1 and the Celtics go 37-44-1 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 194.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 12-rated Celtics taking on the No. 16-rated Knicks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 105-101 win for the Celtics on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 106.5 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 1 at 91.1 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 48.6% per game.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.9 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 113-96 winner as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Celtics covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York was victimized by Paul Pierce for 38 points as the Celtics defeated the Knicks 113-96 in NBA action on Friday.

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

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Celtics at Knicks trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against New York
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Boston's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to New York, Tuesday, April 26
New York at Boston, Tuesday, April 26