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Knicks @ Celtics tips, picks and prop bets: Randle rebounds, Porzingis points and best spread pick

The New York Knicks (5-4) seek revenge at TD Garden when they visit the Boston Celtics (7-2) live on TNT on Monday night (0030 GMT Tues).

Knicks @ Celtics game pick

The Knicks meet the Celtics in Boston on Monday night (0030 GMT Tues) as we’re treated to a televised rematch of the season opener.

The Celtics won that game by just four points in New York and that’s relevant as the Knicks go chasing some revenge at TD Garden.

Tom Thibodeau's side is 5-4 and playing the sort of defence you’d expect from his teams. Jalen Brunson leads the offensive with 22.2 points per game.

On the other hand, The Celtics are 7-2 and they’ve been torching teams on home court since early last season.

Boston has recently beaten the Pacers, Nets and Raptors by a combined 78 points at home, with Jayson Tatum helping himself to 77 points.

Equally, they’ve beaten the Nets and others by 10+ on the road as most teams struggle to figure out Kristaps Porzingis and Boston’s offence.

The line opened at Celtics -9 here and despite the above, we’re happy to bet against them.

Their two losses came against the number two and six ranked defences in the NBA, Minnesota and Philadelphia.

The only other close run thing was their win in New York against the league's second-best defence and the Knicks were not full strength that night.

They won both games in Boston last season and have the defensive attributes to keep this within the spread even if they do lose.

Bet: New York Knicks +9

Knicks @ Celtics prop bets

Julius Randle has pulled in 10+ rebounds in seven of nine this season and his defensive contributions will be important if the Knicks are to compete.

Prop: Julius Randle over 9.5 rebounds

Another factor in a Knicks victory would be finding a way to limit Kristaps Porzingis. He scored five of nine three-point shots in the season opener, but he’s scored two or fewer in seven of nine.

Prop: Kristaps Porzingis under 2.5 threes made

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