Celtics will Look to Take Season Series Lead against Knicks (12/06/2018)

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The Boston Celtics will attempt to cultivate their recent winning form and will strive to capture their fourth consecutive victory while keeping up in their division with Philadelphia and Toronto as they get ready to resume hostilities with the hapless New York Knicks. The two Atlantic Division belligerents are scheduled to square off in a matchup set to be broadcasted by the TNT network Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. ET and live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.

Game Time: 8:00 PM ET,
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Spread: Boston -13
Total: 217

This will be the third of four meetings between the two sides this season. After the Celtics barely escaped with a 103-101 victory back on October 20 in New York, they were stunned by the Knicks 117-109 on home soil as a huge 14.5-point spread favorite back on November 21. The Knicks have lost ten of their thirteen games as road underdogs this season but have covered the line in six of those contests. They enter this affair as a 12.5-point road underdog, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 217.5 points.

Prediction: Boston 122 – NY Knicks 102

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NY Knicks:
Team record: 8-17 SU,13-10-2 ATS
New York is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
New York is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games

Boston:
Team record: 13-10 SU,10-13 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games

Next up:
New York home to Brooklyn Saturday, December 8
Boston at Chicago Saturday, December 8