NBA Matchups  >>  Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Preview 04/20/2013

 
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The division rival Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Madison Square Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Knicks listed as 8-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game's total is sitting at 192½.
Boston lost its last outing, a 114-90 result against the Raptors on April 17. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Last time out for New York, they were a 98-92 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Knicks covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Boston:
Team record: 41-40 SU, 37-41-3 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against New York
is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing New York

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

New York:
Team record: 54-28 SU, 46-35-1 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games at home
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 8-2


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Boston at New York, Tuesday, April 23
New York home to Boston, Tuesday, April 23