Free NBA Picks and Odds: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks on NBA TV Expert Predictions – NBA Betting Preview 3/21/11: Power forward Kevin Garnett will lead the Boston Celtic on the road to Madison Square Garden to take on big man Amare Stoudemire and the New York Knickerbockers on Monday night at 7:30 PM ET on NBA TV. The Knicks have been on a roller coaster having lost 2 and are now just 7-8 since the vaunted Carmelo Anthony trade. The Knicks sit at 35-34 for 3rd place in the Atlantic and 7th overall in the East but still have a 6 game lead over the 8th seed. The Celtics enter off of a nice comeback win in New Orleans and sit at 49-19 overall. They have wrapped up 1st in the Atlantic while pulling back even with Chicago for the lead in the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics are coming off a victory 89-85 on the road at the New Orleans Hornets to move to 32-34-2 ATS for the season. Shooting guard Ray Allen led the way with 20 points and 4 rebounds with 2 assists while Kevin Garnett chipped in 12 points pulled down 9 boards and dished 3 dimes. Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against New York. Vegas odds makers have Boston Celtics +300 to win the 2010-2011 NBA Championship.
The Knicks are coming off a 100-95 loss at the Bucks to move to a still impressive 40-27-2 ATS for the season. Stoudemire had 25 points and grabbed 11 boards while Anthony chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Boston. Vegas odds makers have the Celtics a -2 point favorite and the over/under for the total score at 203 1/2 points combined of the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.
I predict a Knick victory at home!
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