Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks: 1/17/2021 Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 17, 2021

The New York Knicks (5-8) are underdogs (+7.5) in their attempt to break a five-game losing streak when they visit the Boston Celtics (8-3) at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at TD Garden. The contest airs on NBA TV. The over/under for the matchup is set at 212.5.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Knicks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -7.5 -110 -110 212.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Boston has won eight of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with New York. The Celtics also have a 2-1 record against the spread when taking on the Knicks.

Celtics vs Knicks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/1/2019 Celtics Knicks -7.5 209.5 -315 248 Regular Season 113-104 BOS
11/1/2019 Celtics Celtics -9.5 211.5 -538 408 Regular Season 104-102 BOS
10/26/2019 Celtics Knicks -5.5 218.5 -213 174 Regular Season 118-95 BOS
2/1/2019 Knicks Regular Season 113-99 BOS
12/6/2018 Celtics Regular Season 128-100 BOS
11/21/2018 Celtics Regular Season 117-109 NY
10/20/2018 Knicks Regular Season 103-101 BOS
2/24/2018 Knicks Regular Season 121-112 BOS
1/31/2018 Celtics Regular Season 103-73 BOS
12/21/2017 Knicks Regular Season 102-93 NY
  • 12/1/2019 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward; Knicks: Marcus Morris, Elfrid Payton
  • 11/1/2019 DNP – Celtics: Jaylen Brown; Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • Celtics Betting Information

    • Against the spread, Boston has been strong this season, posting a 6-4 record.
    • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Celtics have struggled to a 0-2 record ATS this season.
    • More often than not, Boston and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 6 of 11 chances this season.
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    Knicks Betting Information

    • New York has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 5-8 ATS.
    • New York has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 30.8% of matchups this year (4 out of 13 contests).
    Bet on the New York Knicks to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 500% of their games this year (55 of 11 chances), the Celtics and their opponents have combined to put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 212.5 points.
    • New York has played in four games this year (out of 13 total matchups — 30.8% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 212.5 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 2.5 more points per game (215) than this game’s over/under of 212.5 points.
    • The Celtics and the Knicks have seen their opponents average a combined 3.7 more points per game than the point total of 212.5 set for this game.
    • The average total the Celtics have had set in matchups this season is 11.4 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average total in Knicks games this year is 5.2 fewer points than the point total of 212.5 in this outing.
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    Celtics Leaders

    • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, racking up 26.9 points per game.
    • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson’s 8.8 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart’s 6.0 assists per game .
    • Tatum hits 3.5 threes per game to lead the Celtics.
    • Jeff Teague leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Robert Williams III collects 1.5 blocks an outing to pace Boston.

    Knicks Leaders

    • Julius Randle leads the Knicks in all things points, rebounds and assists, putting up 23.2 points, 10.5 pulling down rebounds and serving up 6.7 assists per game.
    • Austin Rivers makes more threes per game than any other member of the Knicks, cashing in 2.2 treys per game.
    • Mitchell Robinson is tops on New York in both steals (1.6) and blocks (1.8) per game.
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