Are you looking to bet on the Knick this upcoming NBA season? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Read below for New York Knicks betting tips, including a look at their schedule, what types of basketball bets to expect, and past successful seasons.
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The Knicks didn’t have the off-season that they wanted, failing to pick up any of the superstars they were looking for.
The team will more likely look at the 2019/2020 season as a rebuilding season, with a low likelihood of making the playoffs.
Even though the team isn’t expected to be among the top teams in the East this year, New York Knicks betting options should include:
Money Lines- the simplest form of betting, money lines allow bettors to wager on which team will win a matchup.
Given the weaker roster this season, the Knicks may be given some extremely high odds against top teams. Point Spreads- with point spreads bettors have the option of evening out matchups by awarding the weaker team points to begin the game.
Covering the spread bets refers to wagers on the favorites to win by a select number of points. Whereas betting against the spread refers to wagers made on the underdog to lose within the number of points.
Over/Under- overunder wagers allow you to bet on whether the total number of points will be over or under a set number.
The number is decided by the sportsbook. Outrights- with outright bets you can bet on who will win the NBA Championship at the end of the season.
Even now, outright bets are available at most online bookmakers. Prop bets- proposition bets give bettors the chance to wager on a variety of basketball predictions such as player stats.
History of Knicks
The Knicks have been around since 1946, making them one of the oldest teams in the NBA.
The team was very successful during its early years and was constantly in the playoffs contending for championships.
Unfortunately, recent years haven’t been as kind, with only a handful of playoff appearances in the first round and no deep runs to speak of.
The team has had losing seasons for the past 5 years and isn’t expected to turn the pattern around in the next season. At the moment the team is considered to be a rebuilding phase.
The New York Knickerbockers were originally established by Ned Irish in 1946 and are considered one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America (BAA).
The team has always played at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The best seasons for the Knicks occurred during a stretch in the early 70’s when the team was able to take down the championship twice. (70’ and 73’)
The team was also able to make two finals appearances in the 90’s under head coaches Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy.
Most Famous Players
A number of distinguished players have been on the Knicks throughout the years including Hall of Famer and Final MVP, Willis Reed.
Other famous players include Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, and Bill Bradley.