At 7:30 ET, the New York Knicks (-138) will travel to take on the Boston Celtics (+114) in a divisional matchup. The Knicks are currently favored by 2.5 points over the Celtics, and the over/under line is set at 214 points.

This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston, and it can be seen on TNT. The Knicks enter this game with a record of 47-32, which is good for 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Boston is currently 62-17 and holds the top spot in the East.

NEW YORK KNICKS VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Celtics +2.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Thursday, April 11th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON CELTICS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-112 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 19 threes.

Can the Knicks Lock in a Road Win?

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks are currently in 3rd place with a record of 47-32. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 32-17 compared to 15-15 against the West.

On the road, the Knicks have a record of 22-18, which is 7th-best in the East. They have won their last two road games and have an average scoring margin of +3.1 points per game.

New York has an ATS record of 44-34 for the season, including going 22-17 ATS on the road. They have covered the spread in their last two road games and have an average ATS scoring margin of +3.1 points per game.

This season, the Knicks have been favored in 45 of their 79 games and have a record of 34-11 as the favorite. As the favorite, they have gone 28-16 ATS with an average scoring margin of +10.2 points per game.

In their last game, the Knicks defeated the Bulls by a score of 128-117. The O/U line for that game was 212.5 points. This improved New York's O/U record for the season to 33-45-1, and the over has hit in their last two games.

Heading into their game against the Celtics, the Knicks are averaging 112.7 points per game this season, which is 19th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 114.3 points per game compared to 111.0 at home.

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.0% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 22nd in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 10th in the NBA in made threes per game at 13.2. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team's to fewer points than the league average in 29.1% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 108.1 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.0% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 36.3% from downtown.

Can Boston Secure a Home Victory?

As the Celtics look to extend their home winning streak to 14 games, they come into today's game as 2.5-point underdogs. In their last two games as underdogs, they have failed to cover the spread.

This season, the Celtics have been the underdog in just four of their games, going 2-2 straight-up and 2-2 against the spread. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -2.8 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Celtics lost to the Bucks by a score of 104-91. The combined scoring in the game was well below the O/U line of 230.5.

Boston's ATS record for the season is 40-36, including a 21-16 record at home. At home, the Celtics have an average scoring differential of +15.5 points per game.

This season, the Celtics have an O/U record of 40-38-1, with an average combined scoring total of 229.4 points per game. Today's O/U line of 214 is lower than all of their previous games this season.

The Celtics are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 62-17. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 39-10 and 23-7 against the West.

At home, the Celtics are the 2nd highest scoring team in the NBA at 123.1 points per game. Overall, they are 2nd in the league in scoring at 120.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Boston is 20th in the NBA.

The Celtics are the top team in the NBA in true shooting percentage. They are also 8th in field goal percentage overall. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston leads the league in both attempts and makes (16.5 made per game).

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 73.4% of their games. In terms of assists, Boston is 14th in the league. When it comes to offensive rebounds, they are 14th in the NBA.

Boston's defense has been playing well, ranking 5th in the NBA with 109.1 points allowed per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Celtics defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.0% while allowing 34.8% from downtown.