New York Knicks' Standings
The Knicks’ record is listed here. Offensive (+) and defensive (-) totals are also listed. “L10” indicates their record in their last ten games. “GB” stands for games behind the first place.
Bet On New York Knicks' Games
New York has a huge following, although the performances on the court don't always live up to the city's expectations.
When betting on the Knicks, bear in mind that prices in the moneyline (head to head) market fluctuate based on human interaction. This means that the Knicks will normally appear much closer to even money than perhaps they deserve to be.
For this reason, the best way to bet on Knicks games is to place a wager on the opposition. Let's say the Knicks are playing the Boston Celtics, one of their biggest rivals. More often than not, the Celtics will be favourite to win the match, although the odds will suggest that the Knicks aren't too far behind. Bet against the Knicks and history confirms that you will win more often than not - and be well rewarded for it.
But what if you're not willing to bet against your team? There's plenty of options for you in the other markets.
ATS Betting (Handicap Betting)
ATS stands for 'against the spread,' and it is the most common method of betting aside from the moneyline or head to head market. It can also be termed 'handicap' betting on some online sports sites.
You will see your team as either the favourite (-) or underdog (+) next to a figure that represents points. For example, you may see the Knicks at +8.5 against the Toronto Raptors. In this scenario, a bet on the Knicks will pay out if New York either win the match or lose by less than 8.5 points. Conversely, a bet on Toronto (-8.5) would only payout if the Raptors won by over 8.5 points.
These markets will always offer an almost even money return, roughly -112 based on the line set by the sportsbook.
Over / Under Market
The over/under line is quite popular and involves you deciding whether there will be more or less than a certain amount of points scored by both teams in an NBA encounter.
In recent years, the over / under market has been set quite low for matches involving the Knicks, as the team from New York does not score that many points.
There are a few things to consider when thinking about this line. The first is that the bookmakers do their research and set a line that is more often than not very close to the actual outcome. It's no use jumping on a line of -212 because the last Knicks game only featured 198 points - the line will fluctuate based on opposition and venue, and is based on years of data and statistics.
So how do you get ahead? Live betting is your best option. Note down the starting line (let's say +/-212.5) and watch how it fluctuates as the match starts. A high scoring opening half should see the line move to a higher value (perhaps +/- 220.5). At this point, you should be confident to pick the unders given that this match was only ever supposed to contain around 212 points. Watch the points dry up in the third and fourth quarters and start planning how you're going to spend your winnings.
Points And Other Exotics
Sometimes called 'exotic' markets, there are a number of other lines that you can bet on during all NBA matches. If you're a big Knicks fan, you can still enjoy a match even if your team doesn't get the W at the end of the day. Simply bet on the number of points you think a player will score in a match and you are guaranteed to be engaged throughout the game regardless of the result.
Assists, Rebounds, you name it. If there's a stat for it then there's a good chance you'll be able to bet on it, and all the top online sports betting companies will give you plenty of lines to choose from.
Of course, you can also select the Knicks to win the NBA Championship at any time throughout the season. While that may not be realistic as long as teams like GSW dominate the NBA, you just never know in sport. Plus, you can certainly bet on your team to reach the playoffs - perhaps that's a more realistic goal that Knicks fans can hope for in the years to come.
See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you: