Just because the Celtics are favored though, doesn’t necessarily mean they will cover the basketball betting line. It is a different New York team this season and gamblers are giving them a look with their basketball bets.
Basketball betting history is definitely on the side of the Celtics in this matchup as they have won 8 of the last 10 meetings. The Celtics are also 7-2-1 against the basketball betting line in those games. The problem for gamblers making basketball bets is that going against New York this season has not been profitable. The Knicks are a different team under new head coach Mike D’Antoni. They are exciting, fun, and they are winning games according to basketball betting stats. They probably won’t win against the Celtics at the Garden but they could sure cover the basketball betting number for gamblers making basketball bets. Even when New York was struggling they still did okay at Boston. The only two wins they have against the basketball betting pointspread came at Boston where they won outright twice in 2006.
Normally you might be able to look at past history with the total in basketball betting. That may not work since the Knicks are scoring more points under D’Antoni according to basketball betting numbers. Jamal Crawford and Zach Randolph have proven they can score points on a regular basis and while they may not have enough to hold off Boston’s big three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, they could keep this game interesting in terms of the basketball betting odds and potentially high scoring.
The Celtics are a dominant home squad according to basketball betting stats but they are not invincible. The Atlanta Hawks nearly beat them earlier this month and easily covered the basketball betting line. The Knicks probably are not in the Hawks class yet but they could sneak under the basketball betting number here.
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