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NBA Playoffs Game 2: Knicks vs. Celtics Odds

Boston is a 7-point favorite with a total of 193 at SBG New York Knicks will try and bounce back from a tough loss in Game 1 and even up their series against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.  The Knicks did everything but win Game 1 on Sunday but Boston’s Ray Allen hit a big 3-pointer with 12 second left and the Celtics won 87-85.

Boston is a 7-point favorite with a total of 193 at SBG

The Knicks led for most of Game 1 but in the last minute the Celtics made all the big plays and came away with the win.  Ray Allen had 24 points, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter.  While the Celtics made the big plays in the clutch the Knicks did not. Carmelo Anthony was terrible for New York as he went 5 for 18 with five turnovers.  He made a very bad play late in the game as he committed an offensive foul with 21 seconds left with New York leading by one point. He also missed a 3-pointer at the end of the game that would have given the Knicks the win.

The Celtics won Game 1 because they have experience in the clutch.  Boston’s Ray Allen made the big shot and Paul Pierce played tough defense on Anthony.  It was championship game experience and it was enough for Boston to win Game 1. Amar’e Stouedmire did his part for New York as he had 28 points and 11 rebounds but the Knicks couldn’t get him the ball in the clutch so they had to rely upon Anthony and he failed.

The Knicks led by 12 points at the half but they couldn’t close the deal.  New York proved that they can play with the Celtics but they still need to prove the can beat them.  They get another chance on Tuesday night.

Here are the betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 28-12-2 ATS in their last 42 games as an underdog. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.

The Under is 5-1 in the Knicks last 6 overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Knicks last 7 playoff games as an underdog. The Under is 5-0 in the Celtics last 5 playoff games as a favorite. The Under is 16-4-1 in the Celtics last 21 overall. The Under is 7-2 in the Celtics last 9 home games.

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