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.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
New York23-2827-24105.14105.94-0.816-911-1527-23-112-1315-10-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Team Records

New York Knicks

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 104-61-13-55-51-14-4111.60112.50-0.90
vs Div6-34-12-26-34-12-2103.22100.442.78
vs EAST11-168-53-1113-148-55-9104.04104.74-0.70
vs WEST12-128-44-814-108-46-6106.38107.29-0.91

Boston Celtics

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 105-51-34-25-51-34-2101.60100.900.70
vs Div8-24-14-16-43-23-2100.6095.804.80
vs EAST22-109-613-418-13-17-7-111-6101.5697.693.87
vs WEST14-59-25-312-6-16-4-16-2105.58100.585.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense105.141798.762
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense102.692298.543
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed42.691644.3123
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense103.0623105.9416
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense103.4225109.3524
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed44.69942.004

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
New York3-74-63-7100.7052.3044.7643.1097/2889.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Dec 21, 2017BOS93NY1022.5NY203.5UNYNYBOS404438.445.6354913/388/14118
Oct 24, 2017NY89BOS110-7BOS208UBOSNYBOS335442.449.343411/1214/29811
Apr 2, 2017BOS110NY947.5BOS206.5UBOSBOSBOS604755.638.8413212/377/25812
Jan 18, 2017NY117BOS106-9NY219ONYNYNY635450.538.5573310/259/3328
Dec 25, 2016BOS119NY1142BOS210.5OBOSNYBOS564848.447.1394914/368/23105
Nov 11, 2016NY87BOS115-5BOS215UBOSNYBOS516135.138.957536/2311/27716
Mar 4, 2016NY104BOS105-10NY210UNYBOSNY585345.745.645519/234/2048
Feb 2, 2016BOS97NY894.5BOS208.5UBOSNYNY454744.437.845503/196/2093
Jan 12, 2016BOS114NY1201NY200.5ONYBOSBOS495948.853.142399/297/2055
Dec 27, 2015NY91BOS100-8.5BOS203UBOSBOSBOS415137.142.448514/198/2065

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

New York Knicks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 30, 2018BKN111-95W-5.5214W/U43.8280.0013H
Jan 26, 2018PHO107-85W-1220W/U48.2472.739A
Jan 25, 2018DEN118-130L7211.5L/O54.8883.338A
Jan 23, 2018GS112-123L16227W/O51.8189.479A
Jan 21, 2018LAL107-127L-2213.5L/O54.3270.0012A

Boston Celtics

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 29, 2018DEN111-110W1206.5W/O47.2580.0017A
Jan 27, 2018GS105-109L10.5219.5W/U43.5370.8314A
Jan 24, 2018LAC113-102W3214W/O41.9495.4514A
Jan 23, 2018LAL107-108L-5206.5L/O46.6780.0015A
Jan 21, 2018ORL95-103L-10.5209L/U43.5392.868H

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