The Boston Celtics continue to get the job done when it counts the most, as they currently own a half-game lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celts will face-off with the lowly New York Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
– Shark Bites
- The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- The UNDER is 8-1-2 in the Celtics last 11 road games.
- The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a huge game for Boston with the one-seed hanging in the balance. The C’s rallied from a 13-point deficit in their last outing vs Orlando to cap a 5-1 homestand in a one-point win, where Isaiah Thomas contributed 35 points and seven assists. Jae Crowder averaged 18 points on the homestand.
Knicks point guard Derrick Rose is day-to-day and didn’t play against the Miami Heat on Friday, with Carmelo Anthony also sitting out due to an injury. The Knicks have nothing to play for after getting eliminated from the postseason weeks ago, but Courtney Lee led the charge with 20 points and three steals in the win over the Heat. New York’s seven-game road losing streak was snapped in the win.
Boston has been a terrible bet of late, going 0-4 ATS in their last four games.
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Celtics will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 38-37-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the New York Knicks are 40-36 ATS. Boston is 36-37-3 vs the betting total points scored; New York is 37-37-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the New York Knicks at No. 25 and the Boston Celtics at No. 9 heading into this NBA contest.
The game also pits New York’s No. 16-ranked offense averaging 104.74 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 14 at 105.22 PPG. The New York Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.76% so far, less than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.34% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Orlando was victimized by Isaiah Thomas for 35 points as the Celtics defeated the Magic 117-116 in NBA action on Friday.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points leading the Knicks to a 98-94 victory over Miami at American Airlines Arena on Friday.
- Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
- Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- New York is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- New York is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games
- New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to Cleveland, Wednesday, April 5th
New York home to Chicago, Tuesday, April 4th