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New York Knicks at Boston Celtics - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks (25-37) at Boston Celtics (37-25)

NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -9.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds


The New York Knicks invade the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics tonight.

The Knicks have won just three of their last 18 games and are coming off one of their worst performances of the season, a 104-85 loss at home to the Trailblazers on Tuesday. Carmelo Anthony led the team with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Arron Afflalo had 13 points while Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O'Quinn added 11 points each, but no other Knicks player scored more than eight points as the team shot just 37.5 percent from the field. The Knicks haven't been playing well at all lately and it's actually getting to the point where they are getting booed in their own building.

New York Knicks at Boston Celtics  - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Celtics have been on a roll lately and are coming into this game fresh off an impressive 116-93 win over the surging Trailblazers. Isaiah Thomas poured in a game-high 30 points, Avery Bradley added 17 points while Jared Sullinger and Marcus Smart had 15 points each as the Celtics battled with the Blazers in the first half before taking the game away with a dominant 30-12 third quarter. Boston has now won their last 12 games at home to improve to 21-10 at home and 37-25 on the season.

In ATS trends, the Knicks are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, while the Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Boston.

The Knicks will be eager to atone for their poor loss in their last outing, but there's no backing against this red-hot Celtics who haven't lost at home in almost two months.

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