New York Knicks
3rd in Atlantic Division
- Overall Record
- ATS Record
- Games out of playoffs
Knicks InjuriesAll NBA Injuries
Mitchell Robinson underwent successful foot surgery.
Knicks 2021 Schedule
|Jun 2nd||ATL||L 103-89||-1 L||U 209.5||ATL -115|
|May 30th||@ATL||L 96-113||+5 L||U 209||ATL +172|
|May 28th||@ATL||L 94-105||+4.5 L||U 212||ATL +160|
|May 26th||ATL||W 92-101||-2 W||U 213||NYK -138|
|May 23rd||ATL||L 107-105||-1.5 L||U 214||ATL -120|
|May 16th||BOS||W 92-96||-12 W||U 211.5||NYK -910|
|May 15th||CHA||W 109-118||-5.5 W||O 214||NYK -220|
|May 13th||SAS||W 98-102||-4.5 W||U 215.5||NYK -195|
New York Knicks Player Stats
New York Knicks
The Knicks were the ultimate bettor's best friend in 2020-21: Not only did they easily go over their season win total, but they also owned the best record in the league against-the-spread (ATS), winning 16.4 units on the season. With an exciting young core of players and ample cap space in the summer, Madison Square Garden is once again one of the most exciting arenas in basketball. Read more for all the information you need to know to bet on the Knicks point spread, moneyline, total, and more.
New York Knicks Point Spreads
The Knicks surprised everyone from casual NBA fans to bookmakers alike on their way to New York's first playoff appearance since 2013, and nowhere was that shock more pronounced than their record against-the-spread. The spread is a margin of points that a team has to cover to win a bet. Favored teams, given a minus sign (-), have to win by a certain number of points, and the underdog, noted with a plus sign (+), can win outright or keep the margin of victory within the spread.
Let's use an example:
- Atlanta Hawks (+3.5)
- New York Knicks (-3.5)
In this case, the Knicks are favored at home by 3.5 points. Tickets on New York to cover the spread would need a four-point Knicks victory at a minimum to cash. Bets on the Hawks would win if Atlanta were to win the game or lose by three or fewer points.
New York Knicks Moneylines
The point spread isn't the only way to bet on a Knicks victory: Moneyline bets are wagers on the outright winner of the game; the margin of victory doesn't matter. Unsurprisingly, New York was the most profitable team in the league in this category as well, winning bettors 25 units.
Let's revisit our Hawks example to understand a moneyline better:
- Atlanta Hawks +150
- New York Knicks -180
As with point spreads, the Knicks are tagged with a minus sign as the favorite and the underdog Hawks a plus sign. The numbers after those symbols are the odds, expressed in American format. As -180 favorites, a bettor would need to risk $180 to win $100 on the Knicks. Betting $100 on the Hawks would net $150 if Atlanta were to win.
New York Knicks Over/Unders
If you're more comfortable betting on Tom Thibodeau's relentless defense than a Knicks victory, then an over/under bet (also called a total) is what you're looking for. Bets on the total involve betting on whether two teams will combine for over or under a certain number of points. The Knicks' stingy defense saw them hit the under at a 55.5% rate in the 2020-21 season.
Let's say the over/under for our example game against the Hawks was set at 216 points. Bets on the over would win if the teams scored 217 points or more between them, while the under would hit if the two teams scored 215 points or fewer. In the case of a tie or push -- 216 points scored exactly -- the wager is cancelled and all bets are refunded.
New York Knicks Props
There are far more options on the wagering menu than the mainstays listed above. Prop bets are an exploding market in the NBA, covering everything from player stat lines to questions on the events of a game. Many props take the form of player props -- bets on statistical outputs from an individual, such as betting Derrick Rose to go over 5.5 assists or Julius Randle to record a double-double. Others are bets on discrete events in the game, such as “who will reach 20 points first?” or “who will score the first basket of the game?” Prop bets vary by book, so use our sportsbook reviews to find the sportsbook that’s right for you.
Those fans who foresaw the Knicks' success in 2020-21 likely cashed in big futures tickets come spring. Futures are bets in which the outcome goes far beyond the result of a single game. Many futures are bet before the season even starts, in markets like team win total over/unders, or betting the New York Knicks to make the playoffs or win the NBA Championship.