Celtics vs. Knicks Odds & Picks: Boston Ends New York's Winning Streak

Ryan Noonan of Betsperts and 4for4Bets is looking for the league's best team, the Boston Celtics, to end the Knicks' winning streak tonight in New York.

The Knicks are playing their best basketball of the year. They’ve won five straight and are in the midst of a difficult stretch on the schedule, which includes two games against the Celtics over their next four games. 

Boston is also playing terrific ball right now, winning seven of their past eight, with their only loss being an overtime defeat in Milwaukee, where Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Al Horford sat out. Their primetime win on Saturday night on the road against the 76ers, a game that saw Jayson Tatum struggle for stretches before eventually hitting the game-winning three, was an encouraging sign for Boston backers heading into the season’s final stretch.

Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Odds

Celtics Knicks
Spread -2 +2
Moneyline -130 +110
Over/Under 223.5


*Lines accurate at the time of publication

Celtics vs. Knicks Best Bets

Celtics -2 (-110, FanDuel)

The Celtics dropped their last meeting against the Knicks, a 120-117 overtime loss in Boston in late January. Boston shot an abysmal 41% from the field in that matchup, and Marcus Smart’s absence was noteworthy since the Celtics had no answer for Jalen Brunson, who finished with 29 points and seven assists. 

The Celtics should be at full strength for this matchup, and Smart’s presence will be felt on both sides of the ball. The Knicks turned it over just five times in the last meeting, and while they’ve done a good job at taking care of the basketball this season, five turnovers in a game is an incredibly low number, and seven fewer than their season average.

The Celtics lead the league in offensive efficiency on the road, and they dropped 133 on the Knicks in the Garden in early November. I think a repeat performance is on deck tonight in New York.

Risk: 1.1 units on FanDuel to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)

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