An Eastern Conference tilt has the New York Knicks (47-32) and the Boston Celtics (62-17) colliding on Thursday. The regular season is set to wrap up shortly, with just two games left on the slate for both clubs after this contest. Boston has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the East, while New York is currently the third seed. Jrue Holiday (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring) are questionable for Boston.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. Celtics odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 218. Before making any Celtics vs. Knicks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 25 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 83-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Celtics and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Celtics vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Celtics spread: New York +1.5
  • Knicks vs. Celtics over/under: 218 points 
  • Knicks vs. Celtics money line: Boston -139, New York +117
  • NY: The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
  • BOS: The Celtics have won 10 consecutive games at home
  • Knicks vs. Celtics picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Knicks can cover

Guard Josh Hart is a dependable playmaker who relentlessly attacks the glass and does an exceptional job cutting to the rim. The 29-year-old logs 9.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. In his last matchup, Hart had 17 points, 13 boards, and seven assists which was his 19th double-double of the season.

Forward OG Anunoby recently came back to the lineup, and his 7-foot-2 wingspan allows him to swarm ball handlers. Offensively, he's always attacking the basket but has the ability to hit perimeter jumpers as well. On Tuesday versus the Bulls, Anunoby racked up 24 points and three boards. See which team to pick here

Why the Celtics can cover

Forward Jayson Tatum is the No. 1 offensive threat for Boston. Tatum has the basketball IQ to beat defenders to a spot on the floor but also has a smooth jump shot. The five-time All-Star averages 27 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. On April 1 versus the Hornets, Tatum notched 25 points and 10 rebounds.

Guard Derrick White is a well-rounded offensive weapon. White can space out the floor due to his effective jumper. The Colorado product owns sound court vision to get his teammates quality looks. White averages 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. On April 7 against the Trail Blazers, he had 15 points and nine assists. See which team to pick here

How to make Celtics vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 220 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. Celtics, and which side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the picks, all from the model that's on a sizzling 83-58 roll on top-rated NBA picks, and find out.