Knicks vs. Celtics Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Celtics as 2-point favorites versus the Knicks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 192 points. New York is 42-26 overall and 18-16 on the road, while Boston is 36-33 overall and 24-10 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Celtics opened as 2-point favorites and that’s where the current line sits now at most online and Vegas sports books. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 190 points and has been bet up to 191.5 or 192 depending on what sports book you view.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Knicks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest NBA trends, New York Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 27-13 ATS in their last 40 Tuesday games, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Boston is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a S.U. loss.
Are the tables falling off for the Celtics? Boston will be playing without star forward Kevin Garnett, who will miss at least a week with inflammation in his ankle. That hurts their defense even more than it impacts their offense. That might explain why they allowed 110 points against Memphis, who was without star center Marc Gasol. The Knicks just signed Kenyon Martin on Feb.21 and in 11 games, he's averaging 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. Martin had 18 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocks in the win over Toronto and is shooting 77.8 percent (21-for-27) over his last three games. Carmelo Anthony has averaged 28.7 points in three games since returning from a knee ailment. The Knicks are much playing better basketball and if they could get Chandler back after missing six games tonight. The Knicks have won four straight, while Boston has lost four consecutive games. They crushed Toronto on March 23, 110-84, giving 7 at home. Boston is coming off a 110-106 loss at Memphis, getting 7.5 on March 23.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: NEW YORK KNICKS +2