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New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics (19-18) at New York Knicks (19-20)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Knicks -2 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds


The New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics do battle tonight at Madison Square Garden.

The Celtics have lost five of their last six games and will be eager to avoid a fourth straight loss after their 101-98 defeat at Memphis on Sunday. Isaiah Thomas poured in 35 points and eight assists on 11 of 19 shooting while Amir Johnson and Avery Bradley added 14 points each, but the Celtics let themselves down defensively, losing the rebounding battle by 58-39 while allowing 63 points in the second half. With the loss, Boston falls to 19-18 on the season and 10-8 on the road where they've lost their last two.

New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Knicks have won four of their last five overall and are coming off an impressive 100-88 win over the Bucks. Carmelo Anthony led the team with 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Kristaps Porzingis added 15 points while Robin Lopez had 13 points as the Knicks dominated the Bucks and led by as many as 22 points before resting their starters in the fourth quarter. With the win, New York improves to 19-20 on the season and 10-8 at home.

In ATS trends, the Celtics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.

Head to head, the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in New York.

The Celtics are in need of a win. but they've been in such a slump lately that I have to side with the Knicks at home where they've won their last three games.

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