Basketball betting has the Boston Celtics favored on the road at New York on Sunday.
The Celtics have owned this series against the Knicks in NBA betting winning 9 of the last 10. Here is a look at some of the trends and stats for this basketball betting matchup between the Celtics and Knicks.
Basketball betting has the Knicks in a tough spot on Sunday against the Celtics since New York had to play last night against New Jersey. Facing the Celtics is never easy in basketball betting and it is even tougher with no rest. The Knicks did win last year at home against the Celtics but it was a rare instance when New York beat Boston. The Knicks lost the other three basketball meetings against Boston last season. Boston won 110-100 at New York and by scores of 124-105 and 110-101 at home in NBA betting.
The Celtics have started strongly this season but that doesn’t mean they always cover the basketball betting pointspread. In fact, despite having one of the best records in the league, the Celtics have a losing record against the NBA betting odds. Boston has been winning with defense as they have been 2nd in the league in fewest points allowed. Boston has a balanced scoring attack led by Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. They should get most of the basketball betting attention in this game against New York.
New York has been a bad team in basketball betting this season. They are not winning either straight up or against the NBA betting odds. The Knicks play very little defense and their offense is not good enough to make up for it. The Knicks are 10th in the league in scoring as basketball betting stats show but that is not nearly enough when their defense ranks next to last in the league. New York simply doesn’t have many impact players. Al Harrington is about the only player on the team that could start for other NBA teams. The rest of the roster is simply not very good. When you have NBA retread Larry Hughes getting a lot of playing time you know the team is in trouble in basketball betting.
Rumors have the Knicks looking at Allen Iverson and his addition might make them better offensively and right now the Knicks need all the help they can get in basketball betting.