New York Knicks Odds
Can the Knicks take even bigger steps under Tom Thibodeau and make a deeper run in the postseason? With legal sports betting options now available in New York, you can be sure interest in NBA betting will continue to surge even further.
The Knicks head into Year 3 under Thibodeau. In his first season at the helm, Thibodeau led New York to its best regular-season record and first appearance in the NBA playoffs since 2013. The Knicks, though, took a step back during the 2020-21 season, finishing 11th in the Eastern Conference standings and out of the postseason. With the 11th and 42nd overall picks in the 2022 NBA draft, New York looks to add to its young nucleus and return to the playoffs next season.
Below find how to bet on the Knicks online in New York, including live Knicks odds from legal online sportsbooks, key Knicks betting insights, and more.
Tonight’s Knicks spread
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Knicks NBA finals odds
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Next Up: Toronto Raptors
- Opponent Record: 48-33
- Scoring Rank: 19 (109.5 PPG)
- Location: Madison Square Garden
- Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Betting Insights For The Raptors Game
- The Knicks' 106.5 points per game are only 0.6 fewer points than the 107.1 the Raptors allow.
- New York is 25-13 against the spread and 22-16 overall when it scores more than 107.1 points.
- The Raptors and the Knicks rebound at around the same rate, with the Raptors averaging 0.8 fewer rebounds per game.
- When New York earns the rebounding advantage they are 32-14-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Toronto is 13-20-1.
- The Knicks have shot at a 43.7% rate from the field this season, 2.5 percentage points fewer than the 46.2% shooting opponents of the Raptors have averaged.
New York Last 10 Games
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Betting Lines And Odds For Knicks Vs. Raptors
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Knicks Betting Trends
- New York has played 81 games, with 38 wins against the spread.
- So far this season, the Knicks have been installed as underdogs by a 5-point margin or more 27 times and are 11-16 ATS in those contests.
- New York's games this year have hit the over on 38 of 81 set point totals (46.9%).
Recent Meetings With The Raptors
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Knicks Player Insights
- Julius Randle is No. 1 on the Knicks in scoring (20.1 points per game), rebounding (10.0) and assists (5.2), shooting 41.1% from the floor and 30.8% from 3-point range with 1.7 triples per contest. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
- RJ Barrett is averaging 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, making 40.8% of his shots from the field and 34.2% from beyond the arc, with 2.0 treys per contest.
- The Knicks get 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game from Alec Burks.
- Mitchell Robinson gets the Knicks 8.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 1.9 blocked shots (fourth in NBA).
- The Knicks receive 14.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from Evan Fournier.
Injuries For Toronto Vs New York
Raptors: OG Anunoby: Questionable (Quadricep)
Knicks: Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle), Julius Randle: Out (Quad), Nerlens Noel: Out (Foot), Kemba Walker: Out (Personal), Mitchell Robinson: Questionable (Illness), RJ Barrett: Out (Knee), Cam Reddish: Out (Shoulder), Quentin Grimes: Questionable (Knee), Miles McBride: Questionable (Knee)
Knicks Upcoming Games
How to bet on Knicks games in NY
NY online sportsbooks and sportsbook apps are on standby when you’re ready to get in on the action with the Knicks.
For example, if you want to get started with the BetMGM app, here’s how to go about it in a step-by-step fashion.
- Begin the account registration process by clicking on our exclusive BetMGM link. Don’t forget to use the NY BetMGM bonus code to take advantage of the full bonus offer.
- This gives you access to the best possible sign-up offers and you’ll get them right away
- Follow the prompts and enter some basic information
- Click submit when done and have your account created instantly
- From the sportsbook website, download the app for your device
- Login on mobile for the first time
- Make your first deposit or use your free bets
- Search for Knicks bets within the NBA tab in your sportsbook app
You can complete all of the above in mere minutes. To place bets, you must be within state lines. Your location will be verified with geolocation tracking, which is a piece of software that all of the top operators use.
Knicks live betting & app download
Once you have your betting app downloaded, you’ll naturally want to take the time to check it out and put it through its paces. One area that you’ll want to review is live betting. These are wagers you can place in real-time as Knicks games play out on the screen. Also known as in-play or in-game, it’s a fast-moving market that has become incredibly popular.
The actual offerings will vary based on what’s happening on the court, but there are some basic options that you should see for every game. Here are a few examples.
- Updated Knicks moneyline, spread, and totals odds
- Which side will hold the halftime lead: Knicks or Nets?
- How many points plus rebounds will RJ Barrett have in the second quarter: Over/Under 6.5?
For live betting, a NY mobile sportsbook app is a way to go. You can be watching the game on the big screen while glancing at your device from time to time to see the latest offerings. When a bet that you’re interested in comes up, you’re just a few clicks and swipes away from taking advantage. Live betting can help enhance your enjoyment of Knicks games like never before.
How do betting lines work in basketball?
You can check the latest sportsbook odds and props for the latest Knicks game by clicking on the NBA or Basketball tab. Once you do so, the betting lobby will be populated with all upcoming contests. The game listing will look something like this.
- Washington Wizards +3.5 (-110) +145 O 211.5 (-110)
- New York Knicks -3.5 (-110) -175 U 211.5 (-110)
The games are listed out with the roadside on top and the home team on the bottom. Next to each team will be a series of numbers. These are the odds and lines for three popular bet types: point spread, moneyline, and totals. Each of them will attract a good deal of action for each NBA game. Here’s a peek at how they work.
- Moneyline: Pick which side you think will win
- Point spread: The side you choose has to cover the spread that’s set by the book
- Totals: Choose Over or Under on the total set by oddsmakers
The direction of the numbers for moneyline and spreads tell you which side is the favorite for the game. The favored side will have a negative value for the spread and minus odds for the moneyline, while both numbers will be positive on the side of the dog. The range between the numbers tells you how close of a matchup the sportsbook thinks it will be.
For both the spread and totals, you’ll see the benchmark number set by the book and the actual odds for the bet. Armed with all of that information and looking at our example, the Knicks are 3.5-point favorites on the spread and favored on the moneyline in a game with a projected total of 211.5 points.
The odds for the spread and total are set at -110, but they may move in response to market action. You can always shop around to find the best prices. For example, the DraftKings New York app may have the Knicks favored at -180 on the moneyline, while the FanDuel New York app has them at -170. While that may not seem like much of a difference, the odds have a direct bearing on your potential return.
How to bet on Knicks futures and props
For even more ways to bet on the Knicks, you can check out the available futures and prop bets. Futures are bets you can place on an outcome that won’t be decided for some time, while props can be season-long or based on the individual games. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular offerings in the futures market.
- Team to win NBA Finals, conference or division
- Over/Under on Knicks regular-season win totals
- Knicks to make or miss playoffs
There are futures with two choices, such as the Over/Under on win totals. This wager will look like a moneyline bet with odds on both sides. A multi-choice future, such as for teams to win NBA Finals, will list out odds for all teams in contention from top to bottom. The idea is to find the team you want at the best possible price, so line shopping can be helpful here.
On the prop side, season-long options include players to win the MVP award or to take down the league scoring title. Single-game props are very popular in the high-scoring NBA. Each time the Knicks get set to take the floor, you’ll have lots of options to consider, including:
- How many total points plus rebounds for Julius Randle: Over/Under 27.5?
- Which player will score more points: RJ Barrett or Patty Mills?
- Will overtime be needed to decide the game: Yes/No?
There will also be multi-choice props to consider such as the player to score the first basket or be the game’s leading scorer. Futures and props are awesome ways to get even more action in on the Knicks and the rest of the NBA, so be sure to take the time to review available options.
House rules for betting on NBA games
All sportsbooks have their own house rules in place for betting on the NBA and all other sports. The rules cover what you need to know on things like bet placement and settlement. While many practices are standard or very similar across the industry, there could be some variances in certain spots. Here are the top points you need to know.
- All placed bets will be considered action once the game gets underway.
- Postponed or canceled games will likely be canceled or refunded.
- A game with a slight delay may be considered active until it’s completed.
- Settlement will be based on official league data and statistics.
One specific area to pay attention to is how the sportsbook handles player props, such as in the event of injury during the game. If there’s not a dedicated link for house rules at the online or mobile sportsbook you play on, click through the help or FAQ section. Take the time to review them so you know what to expect in the event of an unforeseen circumstance.
Latest Odds on NY Teams
The NBA follows a specific formula while setting the schedule, so the Knicks typically welcome and visit all other NBA squads at least once per year. For the average 82-game season, here’s how it all breaks down.
- An equal number of home and away games: 41 each
- 16 games vs. divisional rivals
- 36 games vs. other Eastern Conference teams
- 30 games vs. teams from the Western Conference
The NBA schedule gets released in the offseason, and it’s always a big highlight for fans when it happens. Once it comes out, you can go through and circle all of the ‘must-see’ Knicks games for the year, and even pick out some potentially appealing spots for wagering.
Check the table above for upcoming Knicks games.
Biggest Knicks team rivalries
As members of the NBA’s Atlantic Division, the Knicks have natural rivalries in place with the other members of the division. Unfortunately for New York fans, the club has been the also-ran of the division for some time now. Despite that, games against the four other Atlantic members still serve as highlights on the schedule.
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Toronto Raptors
While it can be tough for current fans to remember, the Knicks were once regular participants in the postseason. From the 1987-88 season through to the 2000-01 campaign, the club made the playoffs every year. During that run, the Knicks had memorable playoff battles with clubs such as the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.
Those rivalries have fizzled out since then, but the NBA can be cyclical with teams rising and falling as the years move along. In a perfect world, it won’t be too long before the Knicks get the pieces in place to be regular playoff participants once again. From there, it’s not too tough to see a new spate of rivalries developing with some Eastern Conference powerhouses.
Knicks stats leaders
The new Knicks nucleus is intriguing, so hopefully, they get some time to mesh and grow together. Here’s a look back at the per game leaders in key statistical categories over the last five seasons in New York.
|2020-21||Julius Randle - 24.1||Julius Randle - 10.2||Julius Randle - 6.0|
|2019-20||Julius Randle - 19.5||Julius Randle - 9.7||Julius Randle - 3.1|
|2018-19||Emmanuel Mudlay - 14.8||Noah Vonleh - 7.8||Emmanuel Mudlay - 3.9|
|2017-18||Enes Kanter - 14.1||Enes Kanter - 11.0||Jarrett Jack - 5.6|
|2016-17||Carmelo Anthony - 22.4||Kristaps Porzingis - 7.2||Brandon Jennings - 4.9|
Knicks draft picks
If the youngsters are allowed to grow together and begin to bear fruit, things could really be looking up in NY before too long. Here’s a look back at the last five top picks of the Knicks.
Knicks bench staff
Tom Thibodeau was hired as head coach of the Knicks in July 2020. He’s the 31st different coach in franchise history, and the 13th to roam the sidelines in NY since the turn of the century. A well-respected name in league circles with extensive experience, Thibodeau was an assistant coach with the Knicks from 1996-2004. Here are the other members of the coaching staff.
- Associate head coach: Johnnie Bryant
- Assistant coach: Darren Erman
- Assistant coach: Andy Greer
- Assistant coach: Larry Greer
- Assistant coach: Kenny Payne
- Strength & conditioning: Richard Williams
- Two-way liaison: Aaron Brooks
Past Knicks coaches
As mentioned, the Knicks have also had a revolving door when it comes to head coaches. Since Mike D’Antoni’s run from 2008-12 came to a close, six different head coaches were in charge before Thibodeau was hired. Here’s a look back at how they fared.
Looking back through the annals of Knicks history, legendary coaches such as Jeff Van Gundy, Pat Riley, and Red Holzman steered the ship during better days for the franchise. If Thibodeau can at least get the team back into contention for a playoff spot and build from there, he’ll be off to a fantastic start.
New York Knicks home games
The Knicks play home games in what has been dubbed as the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena.’ It’s right in the heart of NYC and easily accessible via mass transit, which makes it a popular destination for fans from across the state. Here are some of the key details about home base for the Knicks.
- Name: Madison Square Garden
- Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
- Location: New York, NY 10001
- Owner: Madison Square Garden Entertainment
- Capacity: 19,812 for basketball
- Ground breaking: Oct. 29, 1964
- Opening date: Feb.11, 1968
- Construction cost: $123 million
- Renovations: 1991 – $200 million
- Other events hosted: Hockey, boxing, concerts, pro wrestling, etc.
The regular station for Knicks games on the tube is MSG Network. It’ll be one of Mike Breen, Kenny Albert, or Ed Cohen on play-by-play with franchise icon Walt Frazier handling color commentary. Games will occasionally be on one of the outlets for national NBA broadcasts: ESPN, ABC, or TNT.
When that’s the case, the network team will call the game. The flagship radio station for games is WEPN-FM, which is better known as ESPN 98.7 New York. Ed Cohen and Brendan Brown call the action on the radio side. Spanish language radio broadcasts can be found on WADO 1280 AM.
How to stream Knicks games
The MSG Network is part of local cable packages in the NYC metro area, as well as in NJ. On the streaming side, the channel can be found in some cord cutting packages such as FuboTV. In either case, you’ll need a subscription and valid login credentials to pick up any online feeds that may be offered by your provider.
The main NBA broadcast partners – ABC, TNT, and ABC – can be found in many more places. They’re a staple of cable and streaming packages, so when the Knicks are on there you’ll be able to watch with ease and pick up any available provider web feeds with valid credentials. For radio, services such as TuneIn radio are good places to find the broadcast.
Best bars to watch the Knicks near MSG
While catching the Knicks is person at MSG can be quite the experience, a good time can also be had while hitting a nearby watering hole to soak in all of the action. Since the team plays its home games in the heart of NYC, you won’t be lacking for options on that front. Here’s a trio of spots that are highly-regarded as stellar places to catch Knicks games.
- Address: 6 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
- Phone: (212) 967-7792
- Hours: Mon: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Tue.-Fri.: 11 a.m. – 4 a.m. Sat. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
- This popular sports bar is just a quick walk away from the Empire State Building. You’ll find plenty of food and drinks, as well as lots of screens.
- Address: 43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
- Phone: (212) 420-0671
- Hours: Mon. – Thu.: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Fri.: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sat.: Noon – 2 a.m. Sun.: Noon – Midnight.
- It can be tough to find the neighborhood feel in the city, but this spot makes it happen with craft beers among the highlights.
- Address: 485 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018
- Phone: (212) 842-1110
- Hours: Sun. & Tue. – Thu.: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat.: 4 p.m – 10 p.m. Closed on Mon.
- Located in the popular Hudson Yards section, this venue bearing the name of a team legend has become a go-to destination for Knicks fans.
Brief Knicks history
The history of the New York Knicks stretches back to 1946. Established by Ned Irish, the franchise was one of the founding members of what was known as the Basketball Association of America, or BAA. That league would go on to merge with the National Basketball League in 1949 to form what is now known as the NBA..
- NBA titles: 2 – last in 1973
- Conference titles: 4 – last in 1999
- Division titles: 8 – last in 2013
A number of legendary players have taken the court for the Knicks, including hall-of-famers Patrick Ewing, Bernard King, Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, and Earl Monroe. In 1997, the Dolan family gained full control of the franchise. Madison Square Garden Sports is the official operating entity with James L. Dolan serving as executive chairman and CEO.
- Career points: Patrick Ewing – 23,665
- Most minutes played: Patrick Ewing – 10,759
- Most assists: Walt Frazier – 4,791
- Most steals: Patrick Ewing – 1,061
- Most blocks: Patrick Ewing – 2,758
- NBA MVP: 1 – Willis Reed in 1970
- Rookie of the Year: 3 – last for Mark Jackson in 1988
- Sixth Man of the Year: 3 – last for JR Smith in 2013
- Defensive Player of the Year: 1 – Tyson Chandler in 2012
- Coach of the Year: 2 – last for Pat Riley in 1993
- NBA season scoring leader: 2 – last by Carmelo Anthony in 2013
- All-NBA first-team selections: 9 – last by Patrick Ewing in 1990
The Knicks are owned by Madison Square Garden Sports, a holding company based in New York City that was founded in 2010. That’s the official name, but the team has been in the hands of the Dolan family since 1997 when Cablevision purchased controlling interest from ITT Corporation. James L. Dolan serves as chairman and CEO for MSG Sports.
To date, the Knicks have retired the numbers of eight players and also hung a number in the rafters for one of its coaching legends. Here’s the full list along with player tenure and date the number was officially retired.
- 10 – Walt Frazier, G, 1967-77, Dec. 15, 1979
- 12 – Dick Barnett, G, 1965-74, Mar. 10, 1990
- 15 – Earl Monroe and Dick McGuire
- Monroe, G, 1972-80, Mar. 1, 1986
- McGuire, G, 1949-57, Mar. 14, 1992
- 19 – Willis Reed, C, 1964-74, Oct. 21, 1976
- 22 – Dave DeBusschere, F, 1969-74, Mar. 24, 1981
- 24 – Bill Bradley, F, 1967-77, Feb. 18, 1984
- 33 – Patrick Ewing, C, 1985-2000, Feb. 28, 2003
- 613 – Red Holzman, Coach
- Number represents the number of victories while coaching Knicks
Forbes magazine conducts annual valuations for pro sports teams. On the NBA side, the Knicks actually top the charts with a value of $4.6 billion. The Los Angeles Lakers come in second at $4.4 billion, followed by the Golden State Warriors at $4.3 billion. For reference, the Memphis Grizzlies bring up the rear in 30th place with a value of $1.3 billion.
While the Knicks have had some trouble finding the right fit at head coach in recent times, it wasn’t always like that. There have actually been a number of lengthy tenures with the legendary Red Holzman topping the list. He served two stints with the club and led them to NBA titles in 1970 and 1973, winning 613 games along the way. Joe Lapchick — 1947-56 — and Jeff Van Gundy — 1996-2001 — are second and third on the list in games coached for the club.