|Written by Mark Fernandez|
|Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:43|
The New York Knicks will look to bounce back after falling to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday as they head out for the first of a two game road trip whey they face the Boston Celtics on Thursday night at 8:00 pm EST from TD Garden. NBA lines for Knicks vs Celtics odds have New York as slight 1-point favorites on the road against Boston with the over/under total set at 188 for the game that can be seen live on TNT. The Knicks will take the floor in Massachusetts after letting one slip away in a 85-88 loss to Brooklyn despite a 29-point, 3-rebound and 7-assist performance from Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony had a horrible fourth quarter missing all six shots and finishing the night shooting a poor 11 of 29 from the floor while J.R. Smith added 16-points in the loss to the Nets. The Knicks failed to cover the spread as 3-point favorites at home to go 25-14 SU and 21-18 against the spread for the season. Boston however will be looking to end a four game losing streak after losing 90-95 at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The Celtics could only muster 17-fourth quarter points and failed to cover the spread as 5-point betting favorites in NBA lines to go 20-21 SU and a dismal 15-23-3 ATS for the year. Rajon Rondo led Boston with just 17-points, 13-rebounds and 8-assists while Kevin Garnett added 16-points and Paul Pierce chipped in 12-points. Handicapping trends for Knicks vs Celtics odds have New York favored on the road since recently going 8-2 after playing Brooklyn but gamblers should note, the squad has also gone 4-6 ATS in the past 10-match-ups between the two teams. Boston looks to be the moneyline wager at -105 having recently gone a perfect 5-0 when playing New York at TD Garden but are also a worrisome 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
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New York Knicks Trends
New York is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Boston Celtics Trends
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
|Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:56|