The New York Knicks are one of two NBA franchises in New York. They are an original member of the NBA and are two time NBA champions. Unfortunately, the Knicks have struggled as a franchise for nearly two decades and are trying to find a way to recapture some of the magic the team enjoyed in the late 1980s through 1990s.
Once online sports betting becomes legal in New York, you can expect plenty of New York Knicks betting action. Learn more about the franchise, including whether experts give the New York Knicks odds to make the playoffs anytime soon. Also, learn more about betting on the New York Knicks at NY online sportsbooks.
Original Member of the NBA That’s Fallen From Glory
The New York Knickerbockers, aka the New York Knicks, are one of the original NBA franchises that were formed at the start of the league and one of only two teams that are still playing in their original city.
The Knicks are two-time NBA champions, defeating the L.A. Lakers in both 1970 and 1973. While they haven’t won the title since then, they were perennial playoff contenders for much of the 70s, 80s, and 90s led by Hall of Fame players such as Clyde Frazier, Bernard King, Patrick Ewing, and Dave DeBusschere.
Sadly, the team has only been to the playoffs four times since 2000 and have lost in the first round three times. The last time they made the playoffs was 2013, and since that time they have posted losing records each season including 2019 where they finished as the worst team in the league.
Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
The New York Knicks have been on a steady decline the last few years, and in 2019 they finished dead last in the Eastern Conference with the worst record in the NBA. Odds are they will have the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, giving them a great shot at Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, or R.J. Barrett.
Even with the top draft pick, the Knicks will continue to be in a rebuilding phase, although it is likely they will improve on their 2019 record. Expect the Knicks to be a team on the rise in the next couple of years, but they are realistically about three years from being a serious threat for the playoffs.
Betting on the New York Knicks
Online sports betting will be coming to New York at some point, and we estimate that by 2020 you will be able to bet on the Knicks and other teams. New York Knicks betting will be available at multiple online sportsbooks, and you’ll find New York Knicks odds on everything from futures to regular season betting and prop betting.
Of course, you don’t have to be a fan of the Knicks to be on the NBA at NY sportsbooks. They will take bets on all teams and all game during the NBA regular season, the NBA playoffs, and the NBA Finals. So whether you’re a die-hard Knicks fan or just like to place some bets during the playoffs, there will be plenty of NBA betting action at NY online sportsbooks.