Can Celtics manhandle the Knicks?

New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics – 3/4/16 NBA Picks and Predictions

The Boston Celtics look to win a fifth straight tonight when they host the New York Knicks at 7:30PM ET. Can the Celtics also cover in a fourth straight?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Celtics are clear favorites tonight, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 210 points.

Boston is 37-25 overall, 21-10 at home and 35-26-1 against the spread. New York is 25-37 overall, 10-19 on the road and 32-30 against the spread. Boston has won and covered the spread in two of the three meetings with the Knicks this season. The Celtics are 4-2 against the spread in their last six against New York.

What does the public think about this game?

After some early promise, the Knicks are in tanking mode. New York has lost eight of its last 10 and is just 3-7 against the spread in that span. Boston comes into tonight on a four-game win streak, having covered in three straight. The Celtics are 21-14-1 against the spread after a win this season and 18-12 ATS at home. Boston is giving up a lot of points, but the Knicks have had four of their last five losses come by at least 11 points.

FRIDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: BOSTON CELTICS -9.5

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