Celtics vs. Knicks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 26 (Boston Bounces Back in TD Garden Return)

Devon Platana
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Celtics vs. Knicks Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: TNT, NBCS-BOS, and MSG

The Boston Celtics (35-14) host the New York Knicks (26-23) in one of six NBA matchups scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26.

The Celtics enter tonight's game on a mission, looking to turn things around after back-to-back losses to the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. Meanwhile, the Knicks hope to add to their momentum after Tuesday's 105-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped New York's four-game losing streak.

Will a return home help the Celtics end their slump? Or will the Knocks find a way to upset the Eastern Conference's first-place team?

Celtics vs. Knicks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYK: (+280) | BOS: (-350)
  • Spread: NYK: +8.5 (-110) | BOS: -8.5 (-110)
  • Total: 223 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Celtics enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 223 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Celtics vs Knicks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Celtics -8 - - 226.5 -110 -110 -330 265

Celtics vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The Celtics compiled a 43-37-2 record against the spread last season.
  • The Knicks went 6-5 as underdogs of 8 points or greater last season.
  • Last season, 41 Celtics games went over the point total.
  • In 82 Knicks games last year, 39 of them went over the total.

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Celtics vs. Knicks Prediction & Pick

A matchup with the Knicks is exactly what the Celtics need to turn things around. After all, Boston already picked up a 133-118 win over New York at Madison Square Garden back in November. The victory improved the Celtics' record to 12-5 in their last 17 games with the Knicks.

The Celtics shouldn't have scoring issues against the Knicks and their average of 122.3 points allowed over the last three games. Boston's 15.4 threes per game (No. 2) on 37.1% shooting (No. 9) should give New York issues, too. The Knicks surrender 13.1 threes per game (No. 24) and have allowed opponents to shoot 39.6% from beyond the arc over the last three games.

Considering how the Celtics have beaten the Knicks in seven of their last nine meetings at TD Garden, I'm fully backing the home team to win tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 121 | Knicks: 112

Celtics vs. Knicks Best Bet

The Celtics haven't been reliable against the spread lately, going 1-4 ATS in their last five games. Having said that, the Knicks don't have too much success in that regard either. On top of being 1-4 ATS in its last five games, too, New York has failed to cover the spread in four of its last five games with Boston.

With Joe Mazzulla's team being 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games on a Thursday, look for the Celtics to win by a decent margin.

Bet: Celtics -8.5 (-110)

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