Betting on the New York Knicks

Betting on the New York Knickerbockers, usually referred to simply as The Knicks, has been a reality since 1946. That is when the team was established as a founding member of the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The team plays its home games at storied Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are one of only 2 teams in the NBA (Boston Celtics) still located in the city where they were founded. With 2 championships in 1970 and 1973, the Knicks have also won 8 conference titles and 5 division titles. 9 famous NY Knicks players have had their jerseys retired. Having played since the beginning of the formation of the National Basketball Association, NY holds heated rivalries with several NBA franchises. The Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are all considered Knick rivals. This section of our guide to betting on NY Pro basketball teams will specifically cover information that provides insight into the NY Knicks basketball team, however we included a similar page for betting on the Brooklyn Nets.

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NY Knicks 2014 Season

The New York Knicks have one of the most successful franchises in NBA history and are a popular segment of New York sports betting. However, in recent years that has not been the case. New York has started off the 2014 - 15 season with a 2 - 4 record, going 1 - 2 on the road and at home. That places the Knicks 3 games back of Toronto in the Atlantic Division of the NBA's Eastern Conference. Offensively the team is very unselfish. Placing 7th in the league in assists at 22.5 per game, New York nonetheless only averages 91.3 points per game. Perennial MVP Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks in scoring at 19.5 points per game, adding 4.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Amar'e Stoudemire adds 8.2 rebounds and 12 points per game. All in all, New York looks like an average basketball team at best for the 2014 - 15 season. The playoffs are a definite possibility if the Knicks can start playing better defense, and scoring more frequently.

2014 New York Knicks Betting Trends and Statistics

In 2014 the Knicks are 2 - 4 against the spread, winning only 2 out of 6 games straight up as well. As an underdog the Knicks are 2 - 3 ATS in the first 6 games of this year. On the road New York is 2 - 1 ATS, and 2 - 0 ATS after a loss by 10 points or better. A couple of telling points for NY Knicks bettors - when playing on back-to-back days the team is 2 - 0 ATS, but 0 - 2 ATS when playing teams which average 99 or more points a game.

NY Knicks Hall of Famers

16 different Knickerbockers have been named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Such memorable all-time greats as Bob McAdoo, Walt Frazier, Bernard King, Patrick Ewing and Willis Reed have all made it to the Hall of Fame. Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley, Jerry Lucas and Dave DeBusschere have also been named Knicks Hall of Famers. NY coaches Pat Riley, Don Nelson, Hubie Brown, Lenny Wilkins, Rick Pitino, Larry Brown and Red Holzman have also been honored by Hall of Fame inclusion.

Helpful Links for NY Knicks Fans

New York Knicks Official Website

NBA Official Website