The 38-34 Boston Celtics will travel to play the 45-26 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York City is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The pro basketball odds from this NBA game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 196 ½ points. There has been no movement in the betting line since the odds came out a few hours ago.
This is the fourth meeting of the year between the Celtics and Knicks with each team winning and covering the point spread in their road game. Two games were played at Boston and one in New York.
Boston has a road record of 13-23 on the season. They win their second straight after a five game losing streak on Friday in a 118-107 home victory against the Atlanta Hawks as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed over 193 ½ points. The Celtics enjoyed a 54.2% shooting game with 11 of 23 coming from three. They held the Hawks to just 45.5% from the floor but 8 of 20 three pointers. Boston lost the rebounding battle yet against but this time by just three boards. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 27 points and four rebounds as he made 11 of his 20 shots. Boston has put up some great defensive numbers this season ranking in the top nine in all three key areas. Rebounding the basketball has been at issue all season for this undersized team supporting Kevin Garnett. Boston is 29th and second to last in the NBA in rebounds per game. Boston sits in the seventh seed in the Eastern conference and 4 games behind the fourth seeded Brooklyn Nets with 10 games remaining.
The Knicks on their home court on the current campaign is 26-10 straight up. New York wins their seventh straight games following a 111-102 home victory against the Charlotte Bobcats as a -14 point betting favorite. The game landed over 197 ½ points. New York goes up 69-47 at the half in victory. They shot 49.4% from the floor along with 9 of 19 from three. The Knicks allowed 46.6% shooting to the Bobcats and forced 17 Charlotte turnovers. J.R. Smith does it again as he comes off the bench for 37 points as he made 12 of his 18 shots. The Knicks have been clicking on offense as the team has put up an average of 107 points per game over their past four games. They take a lot of threes which could be an issue in playoff time as the club makes 37% from beyond the arc good for seventh in this category. New York is tied with the Indiana Pacers for the second seed in the Eastern conference with just 11 games left to be played.