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Boston Celtics at New York Knicks Preview & Picks – Knicks To Cover As NBA Underdog On Opening Night

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25 Oct 2023
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Leigh Copson 25 Oct 2023
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  • Boston Celtics at New York Knicks picks for Wednesday, October 25
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:00 ET at Madison Square Garden
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    Boston Celtics at New York Knicks Preview & Picks
  • Boston Celtics at New York Knicks Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Boston Celtics Form
  • New York Knicks Form

Boston Celtics at New York Knicks Preview & Picks

New York are backed to cover as a home underdog.

Boston are the better team but may need time to gel after some offseason changes, while the Knicks largely return a group that had success against the Celtics last season.

  • New York are 3-0-0 ATS in their last 3 meetings with Boston
  • New York are 3-0 in their last 3 games against Boston
  • The Under has cashed in 8 of New York's last 11 games
  • The Under has hit in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Head To Head

  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 336-220
  • New York Knicks won 131-129 in double overtime when the teams last met in March 2023

Boston Celtics Form

Boston enter the 2023/24 campaign with their sights set on the NBA title after coming up short last season.

The Celtics went 57-25 in the 2022/23 regular season to finish just one game behind Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference.

That earned them home court advantage in the playoffs, but they made hard work of their first two series.

Boston needed six games to get past Atlanta and then to win the final two games of the series to edge Philadelphia 4-3.

The Celtics then fought back from 3-0 down to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals series against Miami, but that fightback was in vain as they lost the final meeting, at home, 103-84.

New York Knicks Form

New York head into their season opener looking to embark on another run to the postseason.

The Knicks went 47-35 during the 2022/23 regular season and that was enough to see them scrape into the playoffs.

They were underdogs for their first-round series against Cleveland, but they caused a splash with a 4-1 series success.

New York were unable to follow up that upset of the Cavaliers though, as they bowed out in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

The Knicks put up a stubborn resistance and won a couple of games, but ultimately lost the series with Miami, 4-2.

Verdict

New York gave Boston plenty of problems last season, so with the Celtics needing time to gel after some offseason changes, the Knicks make for appealing underdogs.

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