Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

Celtics and Knicks Renew Ancient Betting on NBA Games Rivalry

January 30th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Despite the fact that the Knicks are one of the worst teams and values in the NBA they have been a recent surprise value.  In this situation the Knicks are so bad that they can be good for betting on NBA Games.  Oddsmakers realize they have to sweeten the pot to draw public betting money their way.  Contrarily expectations are much higher for the Celtics.  Boston has struggled to maintain betting value as a highly public NBA team.  To bring to light this issue is the awareness gamblers must have about potential overlays with coach Brad Stevens’s team.

Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

Date and Time: Friday, February 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location:  Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

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Boston Celtics

Namely Boston’s recent results have shown poor value for betting on NBA Games.   As an example, the Celtics have paid in just three of their last ten games.  Six of their last nine tilts went under the total.  Boston now stands at 31-19 straight up, 25-25 vs. the odds, and 29-21 over the total.  Likewise, the Celtics are in third place in the Atlantic Division.  NBA metrics have the Celts ranked 14th for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed.  Kyrie Irving is the king pin of Boston with 23.7 points and 6.9 assists per game.

New York Knicks

New York is the worst team in the NBA at 10-39 straight up.  Contrarily their board results have been much better.  The Knicks have covered in four of their last seven games.  Six of their last seven have gone under the number.  Accordingly, they are 22-26-1 vs. the line.  And 25 of their 49 games have gone over the total.  Compared to most teams New York has no real strengths.  The Knicks rank 23rd in the Association for scoring offense and 25th for points allowed.

Stats to Consider

Most of the year New York has been a terrible sportsbook value as a home dog.  To illustrate, the Knicks have covered just two of their last eight in that role.  Three of their last five as pups at Madison Square Garden went under the total.  Along the same lines Boston has been an awful road chalk.  Consider the Celtics have covered just two of their last eight laying points away from home.  Three of their last four in that situation went under the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head in this rivalry Boston has had the advantage.  To show the Celtics have covered 11 of their last 18 against New York.  Three of the last four between these teams went over the total.  Further, Boston has come away with the cash in four of their last six visits to New York.  Three of those four games went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

This matchup edge goes to Boston with Irving and their defense.  As was previously noted they have shown good betting on NBA Games value at New York.  In the same way the Knicks have been terrible home dogs.

Celtics vs. Knicks NBA games Betting Odds Picks

In sum Boston is too much for New York in this one!

Celtics vs. Knicks NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics

Celtics vs. Knicks NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 108, Knicks 92

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