Knicks vs. Celtics Prediction
Scoring shouldn’t be difficult to come by when the Celtics hosts the Knicks tonight at 7:30PM ET, but will the over cash for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Celtics are 6-point home favorites versus the Knicks, while the over/under currently sits at 216.5 points. Boston opened as a 6-point favorite so that side hasn’t moved off the original number, but the total opened at 216.5 and has been bet down.
KNICKS KEY TRENDS: The Knicks are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games playing on one day of rest but have been an awful play coming off a win, going 4-10 at the betting window in their last 14 games following a victory. They’re also just 2-5 against the number in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games coming off an ATS win as well.
CELTICS KEY TRENDS: Boston is just 4-10 at the betting window in its last 14 games after allowing 100 points or more in its previous game and is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games following a loss of more than 10 points. The Celtics are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a loss and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games when taking on a team with a losing record.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has been a great bet in this series, cashing in four of the last five meetings and going 11-4 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams in Boston. The under is also 11-3 in the Celtics’ last 14 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and has cashed in nine of their last 13 games versus Eastern Conference competition. On the other side, the under is 9-3 in the Knicks’ last 13 road games, is 23-7 in their last 30 games overall, and is 12-3 in their last 15 games when playing on one day of rest.
FRIDAY NBA FREE PICK: KNICKS/CELTICS UNDER 216.5