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New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Prediction And Betting Odds

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New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics: BETTING TIPS, PREDICTION & BETTING ODDS

The timing of this most recent 2-game win streak couldn’t be more perfect for the New York Knicks who remained in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings. With 3 games remaining they still don’t know who their first round opponent will be. The Cavaliers, Magic and Pacers could all end up finishing in 6th, we are witnessing one of the tighter finishes to the regular season in years. The Knicks have a tough task against the Celtics tonight, at least on paper as Boston is 4-0 SU in the 4 meetings so far this season. However, the Cs are just coming off a tough loss at Milwaukee and it’s very likely that players will get nights off as the best record in the league is theirs. That definitely works in the favor of the Knicks who are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games at TD Garden.

It was a very unusual game for the Celtics on Tuesday in Milwaukee as they became the first team in NBA regular season history to finish a game without attempting a single free-throw. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. The Celtics put up a total of 93 shots, including 52 threes as they fell on the road 104-91. A performance like that sends out a clear message that this team is just coasting the rest of the regular season, avoiding any contact wherever possible in order to avoid injuries and go as healthy as possible into the postseason. That type of approach has many people confused whether or not to bet on the Celtics, if you ask me I would avoid doing so personally. For tonight’s game a total of 6 players are on the injury report, so we have no clue who will even suit up here.

New York Knicks Point Spread Prediction

Knicks -1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

New York has pretty much everything still to play for, while the Celtics are resting guys and looking to get these games over with as soon as possible. The Knicks have 10 wins in 15 games overall and are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs Atlantic Division opponents. I’ll take New York to cover on the road.

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DAL

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NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Total Points Prediction: Under 213.5

Under 213.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

The oddsmakers are also confused with the Celtics these days. Their latest game had a projected total of 230.5 points, but with a lackluster approach on offense the Celtics could muster only 91 points on under 40% shooting from the field vs Milwaukee. Those numbers should improve a little tonight, after all they are playing at home where they’re on a 10-game win streak. However, both they and the Knicks play at an extremely slow pace right now. Over the past 10 games they’re averaging 95.2 and 94.3 possessions per game which ranks 29th and 30th in the NBA respectively. Head-to-head meetings have also leaned slightly towards the under more often than not over the last 6 meetings, cashing 4 times on that bet. Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau won’t let anyone on defense relax here, so I’m expecting to see an effort from New York on that end. With all that said, I think backing the under is the correct call here.

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