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Celtics Host Knicks in Battle of Ancient Rivals

Boston Celtics

Celtics Have Dominated Knicks Recently

One of the oldest rivalries in the NBA resumes Wednesday night (8 PM ET, ESPN) when the Boston Celtics host the New York Knicks. Boston has enjoyed the edge in this battle over the past three-plus seasons. They are 10-4 SU and 8-6 ATS, including 6-2 SU and 4-3 ATS at home. That includes a 110-89 victory on October 24 as 7.5-point favorites.

Oddsmakers have Boston as a 5.5-point favorite. The total is at 202.

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The Knicks (23-28 SU, 27-24 ATS) have done very well for themselves at Madison Square Garden. They are 15-9 ATS at home, but they’ve fallen apart in away games at 11-15 ATS. New York appears to have adapted somewhat after playing a road-heavy schedule since the holidays. Fourteen of their last 17 games were away from Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are 7-7 ATS during this stretch.

New York also has a different lineup for their rematch with the Celtics (35-15 SU, 30-19-2 ATS). Jarrett Jack has taken over the starting point guard role from Ramon Sessions. Sessions is no longer with the team.

The Knicks also signed back-up point guard Trey Burke from the G-League two weeks ago. This has given them a welcome scoring boost from the bench. The Over is 9-1 in New York’s last 10 games.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
New York 23-28 27-24 105.14 105.94 -0.8 16-9 11-15 27-23-1 12-13 15-10-1
Boston 36-15 30-19-2 103.06 98.76 4.3 13-11-2 17-8 25-25-1 13-13 12-12-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
NY 23.24 14.75 1.58
BOS 22.04 13.33 1.65
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
NY 10.29 33.82 44.11
BOS 9.12 35.22 44.34
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
NY 47.13 44.93 2.2
BOS 44.79 43.35 1.44
Team Records

New York Knicks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 23-28 16-9 7-19 27-24 16-9 11-15 105.14 105.94 -0.80
Last 10 4-6 1-1 3-5 5-5 1-1 4-4 111.60 112.50 -0.90
vs Div 6-3 4-1 2-2 6-3 4-1 2-2 103.22 100.44 2.78
vs EAST 11-16 8-5 3-11 13-14 8-5 5-9 104.04 104.74 -0.70
vs WEST 12-12 8-4 4-8 14-10 8-4 6-6 106.38 107.29 -0.91

Boston Celtics

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 36-15 18-8 18-7 30-19-2 13-11-2 17-8 103.06 98.76 4.30
Last 10 5-5 1-3 4-2 5-5 1-3 4-2 101.60 100.90 0.70
vs Div 8-2 4-1 4-1 6-4 3-2 3-2 100.60 95.80 4.80
vs EAST 22-10 9-6 13-4 18-13-1 7-7-1 11-6 101.56 97.69 3.87
vs WEST 14-5 9-2 5-3 12-6-1 6-4-1 6-2 105.58 100.58 5.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 105.14 17 98.76 2
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 102.69 22 98.54 3
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 42.69 16 44.31 23
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 103.06 23 105.94 16
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 103.42 25 109.35 24
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 44.69 9 42.00 4

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
New York 3-7 4-6 3-7 100.70 52.30 44.76 43.10 97/288 9.10
Boston 7-3 6-4 3-7 106.90 49.10 43.24 46.90 66/204 6.00

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 21, 2017 BOS 93 NY 102 2.5 NY 203.5 U NY NY BOS 40 44 38.4 45.6 35 49 13/38 8/14 11 8
Oct 24, 2017 NY 89 BOS 110 -7 BOS 208 U BOS NY BOS 33 54 42.4 49.3 43 41 1/12 14/29 8 11
Apr 2, 2017 BOS 110 NY 94 7.5 BOS 206.5 U BOS BOS BOS 60 47 55.6 38.8 41 32 12/37 7/25 8 12
Jan 18, 2017 NY 117 BOS 106 -9 NY 219 O NY NY NY 63 54 50.5 38.5 57 33 10/25 9/33 2 8
Dec 25, 2016 BOS 119 NY 114 2 BOS 210.5 O BOS NY BOS 56 48 48.4 47.1 39 49 14/36 8/23 10 5
Nov 11, 2016 NY 87 BOS 115 -5 BOS 215 U BOS NY BOS 51 61 35.1 38.9 57 53 6/23 11/27 7 16
Mar 4, 2016 NY 104 BOS 105 -10 NY 210 U NY BOS NY 58 53 45.7 45.6 45 51 9/23 4/20 4 8
Feb 2, 2016 BOS 97 NY 89 4.5 BOS 208.5 U BOS NY NY 45 47 44.4 37.8 45 50 3/19 6/20 9 3
Jan 12, 2016 BOS 114 NY 120 1 NY 200.5 O NY BOS BOS 49 59 48.8 53.1 42 39 9/29 7/20 5 5
Dec 27, 2015 NY 91 BOS 100 -8.5 BOS 203 U BOS BOS BOS 41 51 37.1 42.4 48 51 4/19 8/20 6 5

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

New York Knicks

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 30, 2018 BKN 111-95 W -5.5 214 W/U 43.82 80.00 13 H
Jan 26, 2018 PHO 107-85 W -1 220 W/U 48.24 72.73 9 A
Jan 25, 2018 DEN 118-130 L 7 211.5 L/O 54.88 83.33 8 A
Jan 23, 2018 GS 112-123 L 16 227 W/O 51.81 89.47 9 A
Jan 21, 2018 LAL 107-127 L -2 213.5 L/O 54.32 70.00 12 A

Boston Celtics

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 29, 2018 DEN 111-110 W 1 206.5 W/O 47.25 80.00 17 A
Jan 27, 2018 GS 105-109 L 10.5 219.5 W/U 43.53 70.83 14 A
Jan 24, 2018 LAC 113-102 W 3 214 W/O 41.94 95.45 14 A
Jan 23, 2018 LAL 107-108 L -5 206.5 L/O 46.67 80.00 15 A
Jan 21, 2018 ORL 95-103 L -10.5 209 L/U 43.53 92.86 8 H

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