New York Knicks Betting
As a popular team both on TV and the BetUS sportsbook, the New York Knicks’ NBA odds are widely available. We can’t promise that this team will be fun for online betting, but as they showed in 2020-21, they can be profitable. Check their NBA conference odds and NBA Championship odds in their basketball futures along with their NBA game props and live betting odds.
New York Knicks Betting Outlook
- Championship Odds: +8000
- Conference Odds: +2500
- Division Odds: +1800
As overachievers last season, the New York Knicks are prime candidates for some regression in the 2021-22 NBA season. New York almost doubled their regular season wins from 21.5 to 41, finishing fourth in 2020-21. Now, the books have strapped a 42.5 win total for New York, which is hefty to say the least. At -170, they are also supposed to be a playoff team.
New York was a top defensive team last season but struggled on offense. So the team went and acquired scorers in four-time All-Star Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. RJ Barrett also enters his third season and should make a big leap if he is to fulfill his promise as the third overall pick in 2019.
Julius Randle blossomed into an All-Star and had his finest season. He won the Most Improved Player of the Year Award. But he was exposed in the playoffs and will need to bounce back. The Knicks will continue to depend on him as the workhorse up front.
Under Tom Thibodeau, the Knicks should continue to perform. It’s simply a question of whether they improved enough to keep pace with the other playoff contenders in the East.
Knicks 2021-22 Predictions
- Regular Season Record: 42-40
- Conference Standing: 8th
- Division Standing: 4th
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Randle put up some loaded statistics in the 2020-21 season. He had a career-high usage rate of 29.3%, hence why he also put up 24.1 points, 10.2 boards, and six assists. But he got shut down in the playoffs, shooting just 29.8% and averaging just 18 points as the Knicks lost to the Hawks in five games.
It wasn’t entirely on Randle as the Knicks sorely lacked the scoring depth to support him. That shouldn’t be as big of an issue now with Walker playing for his home team. Walker has had limited playoff success but he has been known as one of the most clutch players in the league.
Rounding out the Knicks’ “Big Three” would be Barrett. He finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 17.6 points as he improved on his overall shooting. Known as a hard worker, expect Barrett to be even better this season.
As mentioned, New York greatly overachieved last season. Not only did the Knicks smash their regular-season win totals, they also killed it on the spread. The Knicks finished with the best spread record at 47-30. They were also a hot bet as an underdog, going 27-20 against the spread (ATS).
The Knicks would have had a better record if it was better at closing out games. New York had one of the worst records in close contests, going 2-9 in three-point games. In division games, New York also went 8-4 ATS despite being just 4-8 straight-up.
Their hard-nosed defensive style was successful in winning them spreads and cashing the unders in totals. New York finished second in under percent on the totals with 57.9% of their games being lower scoring than the betting lines. Only the Lakers had a better percentage.
Kemba Walker, guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
Evan Fournier, guard/forward, Boston Celtics
Dwayne Bacon, guard, Orlando Magic
Reggie Bullock, guard, Dallas Mavericks
Frank Ntilikina, guard, Dallas Mavericks
Elfird Payton, guard, Phoenix Suns
Quentin Grimes, guard, Houston
Miles McBride, guard, West Virginia
Rokas Jokubaitis, guard, FC Barcelona
Thibodeau begins his second season as coach of the Knicks. Known as a defensive guru, Thibodeau has guided many teams to successful seasons both as a head coach and assistant coach. He was an assistant with the Boston Celtics when they won the 2008 NBA Championship and also with the 1999 New York Knicks who made the NBA Finals.
As a coach, Thibodeau led the Bulls to five straight winning seasons and a Conference Finals appearance. He also steered the hapless Minnesota Timberwolves to their only playoff appearance in 16 seasons. Knicks fans hope his stabilizing influence can last with a franchise that has won one playoff series in 20 years.