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NBA Matchup - Knicks Celtics Odds Preview

Boston CelticsNew York Knicks
9-12December 08, 2013, 12:00 | Madison Square Garden5-13

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

New York will face the 9-12 Celtics, who own a 12-9 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 9-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 8-13 favoring the OVER.

View Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Knicks installed as -6-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 193.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 87-86 victory for the Knicks.

In their last action, Boston was a 106-98 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics grabbed a 106-98 win over the Nuggets on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Jordan Crawford at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 23 in the league with 41.19 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 9.06 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 26 with 6.1 per contest.

A few Celtics at Knicks trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 23 games
Boston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
New York is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
New York is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
New York is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Boston at New Jersey, Tuesday, December 10th
New York at Cleveland, Tuesday, December 10th