Celtics vs. Knicks Prediction

NBA Predictions: Celtics a bad bet as a road favorite vs. Knicks? 4/2/17

Are the Celtics a bad bet as a road favorite today against the Knicks at 1:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Knicks are 6.5-point home underdogs versus the Celtics while the over/under is now up to 211.5 after hitting the board at 211.

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Boston enters play having won eight of its last 10 games but just 4-6 against the spread during that span. The Celtics are 37-37 at the betting window and are 21-15 against the spread on the road this year.

New York has dropped seven of its last 10 games entering play this afternoon but has been solid at the betting window, covering in six of its last 10 games. The Knicks are also 40-36 against the spread on the season and own a winning record at home this year at 20-16 ATS.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Celtics are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, are winless at the betting window at 0-4, and are 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games versus Atlantic Division opponents. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 6-0 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a winning record, and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +6.5

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