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New York Knicks Betting Promos

If you want to bet on the Knicks, take a look at the latest NY betting promos to help you get started, from deposit match offers to free bets. Once you’ve registered, you may find NBA specific promos throughout the season as well.

The New York Knicks are a basketball team synonymous with the heart and hustle of New York City. With a rich legacy, the Knicks bring excitement to every game at the iconic Madison Square Garden. 

Betting on the Knicks in NY isn't just about the stakes; it's about being part of every nail-biting moment and legendary play. Whether you're a seasoned fan or new to the game, placing a wager on the Knicks offers a dynamic way to experience the drama and glory of basketball in the Big Apple.


How To Bet on the Knicks in New York

Basketball fans have the opportunity to place bets on the New York Knicks throughout the NBA season, including the regular season and the playoffs, at all of the best legal sportsbooks in New York.

The process for getting started is straightforward:

1. Choose a Sportsbook

Begin by selecting from the top NBA betting sites available in New York. Look for sportsbooks that offer competitive odds on Knicks games, and a wide range of bet types tailored to basketball.

2. Register and Deposit

Create an account with your chosen sportsbook. This step typically involves providing some personal details. Once your account is set up, deposit funds – this will be your bankroll for placing bets. Don’t forget to enter any promo codes you need to take advantage of promos.

3. Navigate to NBA/Basketball Betting

Within the sportsbook, find the section specifically dedicated to NBA or basketball betting. Here, you can browse upcoming games, including those featuring the New York Knicks.

4. Place Your Bets

Explore the different types of bets available for Knicks games. These can include moneyline bets, point spreads, totals (over/under), and various prop bets. Select your preferred bet, place your wager, and get ready to enjoy the game.

Remember, responsible betting is key. Ensure you understand the odds and types of bets you're making, and only wager amounts you're comfortable with. Enjoy the experience of engaging with New York Knicks games through betting!


Popular Bets To Place On The New York Knicks

Betting on the New York Knicks offers a range of options, each providing a unique way to engage with the games and the team's performance throughout the season.


Moneyline Bets On The Knicks

A moneyline bet is a simple type of wager that involves betting on the Knicks to win a game outright. For example, if the Knicks come up against the Golden State Warriors, the odds might be listed as:

New York Knicks +150 vs Golden State Warriors -170 

Betting $100 on the Knicks (underdogs at +150) would return $250 if they win ($100 bet + $150 winnings). 


New York Knicks Futures Betting

Futures bets involve betting on long-term outcomes, such as the Knicks' chances to win the Eastern Conference or the NBA Championship. For example, before the season starts you might see odds available like:

NBA Champions: New York Knicks +2000

Taking this bet means you’re placing a wager on the Knicks to go all the way and win the NBA Championship. In this case a successful $100 bet would return $2,000 in winnings.


Live Betting On The New York Knicks

Live betting allows you to place bets during a Knicks game, with odds that change in response to the live action as it unfolds. 

For example, in a game against the Charlotte Hornets, the Knicks may have had odds of +100 before the game started. If the Knicks are down by 10 points at halftime, you might see the live odds for them winning change to:

To Win: New York Knicks +250

If you think the Knicks can pull it out of the bag, this means you can take advantage of the live odds and place a bet on them to make a comeback at odds of +350.


NY Knicks Total Bets

Also known as over/under betting, this involves placing a wager on the total combined score of a Knicks game, regardless of which team wins. For example, the over/under for a game between the Knicks and the Detroit Pistons might be set as:

Total:    Over 215.5     +120

Under 215.5    +150

You bet 'over' if you think the total score will be 216 or more, or ‘under’ if you think the total combined score of both teams will be lower.


New York Knicks Points Spread Bets

Points spread betting involves betting on whether the Knicks will 'cover the spread' in a game, which is a range over or under the actual score of the game.
For example, in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, you might see the points spread shown as:


New York Knicks -4.5 vs Philadelphia 76ers +4.5

If you take this bet, the Knicks need to win by more than 4.5 points for your wager to pay out.


New York Knicks Parlay Bets

A parlay bet combines multiple bets into one wager, increasing the potential payout, but all bets must win for the parlay to pay out. You can build a parlay from the outcome of multiple different games, or for various events within the same game.
For example, in a game between the Knicks and the Toronto Raptors, you might want to combine the following using a parlay:


Knicks to win (+150), Over 215.5 total points (-110), Julius Randle to score over 22 points (-120)

For this parlay bet to be successful, each part has to win. If the Knicks win the game with Randle netting 24, but the total points scored by both teams is only 212, then your wager is lost.


Knicks Prop Bets

Prop bets focus on specific events or player performances in a Knicks game, unrelated to the final outcome.

Examples include betting on Julius Randle to record a double-double (odds at +130) or on the Knicks to score first in a game (odds at -110).


How The New York Knicks Have Performed In Recent Seasons

The New York Knicks last made the playoffs in 2023. They made it through the first round but were beaten in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Miami Heat.

Season

Record

Conference

Playoffs

2022-23

47-35

5th in Eastern Conference

Won First Round

Lost Conference Semis

2021-22

37-45

11th in Eastern Conference

Didn’t Qualify

2020-21

41-31

4th in Eastern Conference

Lost First Round

2019-20

21-45

12th in Eastern Conference

Didn’t Qualify

2018-19

17-65

15th in Eastern Conference

Didn’t Qualify


While some may argue that the Knicks have never quite lived up to their status as one of the most famous in the NBA, recent seasons have shown that they shouldn’t be written off. If they can improve their consistency and continue to build, they could be one to look out for over the coming years.


New York Knicks NBA Finals Appearances & Championships

The Knicks have appeared in the NBA finals eight times and have been champions twice. They last made it to the finals in 1999 where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs. The Knicks last won the NBA Championship in 1973 against the LA Lakers.

Year and Opponent

Result

1999 vs. San Antonio Spurs

✖️ Lost 1-4

1994 vs. Houston Rockets

✖️ Lost 3-4

1973 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

🏆 Won 4-1

1972 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

✖️ Lost 1-4

1970 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

🏆 Won 4-3

1953 vs. Minneapolis Lakers

✖️ Lost 1-4

1952 vs. Minneapolis Lakers

✖️ Lost 3-4

1951 vs. Rochester Royals

✖️ Lost 3-4


New York Knicks Eastern Conference Finals Appearances

The New York Knicks have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals eight times since it was incorporated into the NBA structure for the 1970-71 season. Of these games they’ve won four and lost four. 

They last made it to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000 where they were beaten by the Indiana Pacers, and were last Eastern Conference Champions in 1999 when they beat the Pacers to advance to the NBA Finals.


Year and Opponent

Result

2000 vs. Indiana Pacers

✖️ Lost 2-4

1999 vs. Indiana Pacers

🏆 Won 4-2

1994 vs. Indiana Pacers

🏆 Won 4-3

1993 vs. Chicago Bulls

✖️ Lost 2-4

1974 vs. Boston Celtics

✖️ Lost 1-4

1973 vs. Boston Celtics

🏆 Won 4-3

1972 vs. Boston Celtics

🏆 Won 4-1

1971 vs. Baltimore Bullets

✖️ Lost 1-4


The NY Knicks Recent Draft Picks

The table below details the Knicks’ first round draft picks over recent years. The Knicks made no picks in 2023.

Year

Player

Position

2023

No Picks

2022

Ousmane Dieng

SF

2021

Kai Jones

PF

2021

Keon Johnson

PG

2020

Obi Toppin

F

2020

Leandro Bolmaro

SG

2019

R.J. Barrett

SG

2018

Kevin Knox

SF

2017

Frank Ntilikina

PG

2016

No Picks

2015

Kristaps Porzingis

FC


About The New York Knicks Franchise

🗝️ Founded: 1946

🏀 Conference: Eastern

🏆 NBA Championships: 2

🏅 Conference Championships: 4

🏟️ Home Stadium: Madison Square Garden

🧑‍💼Owner: Madison Square Garden Sports

🧑‍Coach: Tom Thibodeau

🎽Uniform Colors: Blue, Orange, Silver, Black & White

💲Current Valuation: $6.6 billion


History Of The New York Knicks

The Knicks are an iconic NBA team with a history rich in basketball tradition, cultural significance, and memorable moments.

Founding & Early NBA Years

The Knicks were established in 1946 as part of the Basketball Association of America (BAA). They were one of the 11 original teams and one of only two (the other being the Boston Celtics) to have remained in their original city.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Knicks were successful, making the NBA Finals in 1951, 1952, and 1953 but fell short of winning the championship.

The 1960s saw the Knicks rebuilding their roster, focusing on developing young talent. In 1967, Red Holzman took over as head coach, and his influence would profoundly shape the team's future success.

The Championship Era

The Knicks captured their first NBA title in 1970, led by Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, and Dave DeBusschere. Reed's heroic performance in Game 7 of the Finals, playing through injury, is a legendary moment in NBA 

The Knicks won their second championship in 1973, once again under Holzman’s leadership, showcasing a style characterized by strong defense and teamwork. During this era, the Knicks developed a significant rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers, meeting in three NBA Finals.

A Transitional Period

The 1980s were a transitional period for the Knicks. Despite some talented players like Bernard King, the team struggled to achieve the same level of success as in the 1970s.

The 1985 NBA Draft brought a significant change with the selection of Georgetown center Patrick Ewing, who would become the cornerstone of the franchise for over a decade.

The Patrick Ewing Era

With Ewing, the Knicks were a consistent playoff team throughout the 1990s. The team was known for its physical style of play and strong defense, and this era is regarded as one of the most significant periods in the franchise's history.

The 1994 season saw the Knicks reach the NBA Finals, where they faced Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets in a closely fought seven-game series, eventually losing in seven games.

Under Ewing's leadership, the Knicks were regular playoff contenders. They reached the postseason in 13 of his 15 seasons with the team, which saw intense rivalries with other top teams at the time including Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.

Ewing's trade to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000 marked the end of an era for the Knicks. His departure was seen as the end of the team's status as perennial contenders, leading to a period of rebuilding.

Challenges & Rebuilding

The early 2000s were characterized by inconsistent performances and frequent coaching changes. The team often struggled to make a significant impact in the playoffs. The Knicks made several high-profile acquisitions, including players like Stephon Marbury and Amar'e Stoudemire, but these moves did not translate into sustained success.

In 2011, the Knicks acquired All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. Anthony's tenure with the Knicks was marked by individual success but limited team achievements. Under Anthony, the Knicks made the playoffs in three consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2013, including a memorable run to the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2013.
Following Anthony’s departure in 2017, The Knicks shifted focus towards rebuilding through the draft and developing young talent. This included drafting players like Kristaps Porziņģis (later traded), RJ Barrett, and Immanuel Quickley.

The Modern Era

In the 2020-2021 season, under coach Tom Thibodeau, the Knicks showed signs of resurgence, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference and making their first playoff appearance since 2013. Thibodeau's impact was particularly felt on the defensive end, where the Knicks became one of the league's most improved teams.

While they finished 11th in the Eastern Conference for 2021-22, the Knicks made it through the first round of the playoffs in 2022-23, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, however were beaten by the Miami Heat in the semis. 

Nevertheless, the Knicks look like a team that have found an upward trajectory, and will be one to watch over the coming seasons.


New York Knicks Hall Of Famers

With one of the longest histories in the NBA, there are a number of players associated with the franchise who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Let’s take a look at some of the players who’ve made the most significant impact on the team’s legacy.

Jerry Lucas (Inducted 1980)

Lucas was a key member of the Knicks' 1973 championship team. Known for his rebounding and outside shooting, he was an integral part of the team's success.

Willis Reed (Inducted 1982)

Reed is most famous for his heroic performance in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals despite an injury. He was the Finals MVP in 1970 and 1973, leading the Knicks to two championships.

Dave DeBusschere (Inducted 1983)

DeBusschere was known for his tough defense and rebounding. He played a key role in the Knicks' championship teams of the 1970s.

Bill Bradley (Inducted 1983)

Bradley was a key member of the Knicks' championship teams in the 1970s. Known for his intelligence on the court and his unselfish style of play, he was a symbol of the team-first philosophy.

Red Holzman (Inducted 1985)

Holzman led the Knicks to their two NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 and is remembered as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history.

Walt Frazier (Inducted 1987)

Frazier, known for his stylish play and cool demeanor, was instrumental in the Knicks' two NBA championships in the 1970s. He was a seven-time All-Star and known for his defensive prowess.

Earl Monroe (Inducted 1990)

Monroe, known as "Black Jesus" and "Earl the Pearl," brought flair and scoring ability to the Knicks, helping lead them to the 1973 NBA Championship.

Patrick Ewing (Inducted 2008)

Ewing was the face of the Knicks for over a decade, known for his scoring, rebounding, and shot-blocking. He led the Knicks to the 1994 NBA Finals and was an 11-time All-Star.

Bernard King (Inducted 2013)

King was one of the most prolific scorers in the NBA during the early 1980s. He was known for his explosive scoring ability, especially during his time with the Knicks.


Who Are The NY Knicks’ Biggest Rivals?

As a long standing and high profile team, the Knicks have developed several intense rivalries over the years.


 New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls

The rivalry between the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls, particularly in the 1990s, was defined by intense playoff showdowns and the personal duel between Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan. 

This era was marked by a series of memorable playoff encounters, including the 1992 and 1993 Eastern Conference Playoffs. The 1992 series was especially notable, extending to a grueling seven games in the semifinals. 

The rivalry reached a turning point in 1994, during Jordan's first retirement, when the Knicks overcame the Bulls in the playoffs, although they fell short in the NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets. These matchups were more than just games; they were titanic clashes of basketball philosophies and styles, capturing the essence of NBA competition in the 90s.


New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers

The rivalry with the Indiana Pacers was another defining aspect of the Knicks' history in the 1990s. The 1994 Eastern Conference Finals saw the Knicks narrowly overcoming the Pacers in a dramatic seven-game series to reach the NBA Finals. 

One of the most unforgettable moments came in Game 5, when Reggie Miller scored 25 points in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden, showcasing his flair for dramatic performances. In the 1995 playoffs, Miller's miraculous scoring spree, with eight points in just 8.9 seconds of Game 1, further intensified the rivalry. 

These encounters were characterized by their intensity and the high stakes involved, often determining the fate of both teams in the postseason.


New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

The rivalry with the Miami Heat, particularly in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was known for its fierce physicality and defensive showdowns. 

The 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals were marred by a notorious brawl in Game 5, leading to multiple player suspensions and tipping the series in Miami's favor. Another highlight of this rivalry came in the 1999 playoffs when Allen Houston's last-second shot in Game 5 clinched a surprising series victory for the Knicks. 

The Knicks-Heat games of this era were less about basketball finesse and more about brute force, willpower, and the sheer determination to win.


New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets

The local rivalry with the Brooklyn Nets gained a new dimension with the Nets' relocation to Brooklyn in 2012. The proximity of the two teams has sparked a natural rivalry, fueled by the desire to claim supremacy in New York City. 

The games between the Knicks and Nets, whether at the Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden, are always highly anticipated, with fans from both sides bringing an intense and electric atmosphere. 

This rivalry might not have the long history of others, but it carries the weight of city pride and the fervent desire to be New York City's top basketball team.


New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics

While perhaps not as heated as their other rivalries, the Knicks' longstanding competition with the Boston Celtics is steeped in history. As two of the NBA's original teams, their rivalry dates back decades. 

A notable chapter was added in the 2013 Eastern Conference first round, where the Knicks, led by Carmelo Anthony, defeated the Celtics, marking their first playoff series win in over a decade. 

This rivalry, while marked by fluctuating intensity over the years, remains a classic fixture in the NBA, rich in historical significance and legacy, and one that’s often relished by fans of both teams.


New York Knicks Home Games: Madison Square Garden

Current Capacity: 19,500

Location: Manhattan 

Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

Surface: FieldTurf Core HD

Owner: Sphere Entertainment Co.

Opened: 11 February 1968

Construction Cost: $123 million

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Madison Square Garden, often referred to as "MSG" or simply "The Garden," is one of the most iconic and storied arenas in the world. 

Located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, it serves as a multi-purpose indoor arena and is especially renowned for its significance in the world of sports and entertainment. Situated atop Pennsylvania Station, MSG opened in 1968 and is the fourth venue to bear the Madison Square Garden name, the first of which opened in 1879. 

As well as being home to the New York Knicks, The Garden is also home to the New York Rangers NHL team, as well as being a venue for college basketball, boxing matches, and other sporting events.

MSG is often referred to as the "Mecca of Basketball," a testament to its historical importance and the memorable basketball moments it has hosted, including many significant NBA and college games, including the Knicks’ 1970 NBA Championship.

The Garden has been the site of several historical sports events, including the "Fight of the Century" between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali in 1971. Beyond sports, MSG is a premier venue for concerts, shows, and other major events. It has hosted countless legendary performances by top artists and entertainers. It has also been a key venue for political and social events, including the Democratic National Convention and significant charity fundraisers.

Perhaps the most famous of all New York sports venues, Madison Square Garden's legacy extends beyond its physical presence. It holds a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers and is seen as a symbol of the city's vibrancy and cultural richness. 

Its impact on sports, music, and entertainment has made it a landmark, not just in New York City, but globally. The Garden continues to be a sought-after venue for top events, attracting millions of visitors each year and maintaining its status as a historic and cultural icon.


New York Knicks Fan Culture

New York Knicks fans are renowned for their passion, resilience, and loyalty, reflecting the spirit of New York City itself.

The fan base is widely recognized for its basketball knowledge. Fans are savvy and well-versed in both the team's history and the nuances of the game, and are known for their deep emotional investment in the team. Knicks fandom is often a family affair, with love for the team passed down through generations.

Despite a championship drought and periods of struggle, Knicks fans remain fiercely loyal. Madison Square Garden is often filled to capacity, regardless of the team's record, and is famous for its electrifying atmosphere, especially during big games or when rival teams visit. 

The Garden is also known for attracting celebrities, with courtside seats often occupied by famous actors, musicians, and other high-profile individuals.

During games the Knicks faithful are known for their creative chants and cheers, often reacting to in-game events with humor and wit. Wearing Knicks gear, from jerseys to caps, is a common way for fans to express their allegiance. The team's colors, orange and blue, are widely recognized and associated with the Knicks, and can be seen worn by New Yorkers throughout the city every day of the year.

Knicks fans are vocal in their responses to team management decisions, whether it's trades, draft picks, or changes in coaching staff. Given the franchise’s history and status as one of the biggest NY sports teams, the fanbase has high expectations for success and is not shy about demanding excellence from both players and management.

The culture surrounding the New York Knicks is as vibrant and diverse as the city they represent. Fans' unwavering support, combined with their passionate and vocal nature, makes them a unique and integral part of the Knicks' identity and the broader NBA fan landscap

New York Knicks FAQs

Yes, for residents of New York, it’s legal to bet on the Knicks at one of the state’s nine legal sportsbooks. There are a range of betting options throughout the season including live betting, futures betting, totals, parlays, prop bets and points spreads. You can bet on the Knicks winning the NBA Championship, on the outcome of games, and on in-game events.

You can bet on the New York Knicks at any of the sportsbooks operating in New York, including FanDuelBetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, BetRivers and more.

The New York Knicks last won the NBA Championship in 1973.

The New York Knicks have won two NBA Championships.

The term "Knickerbockers" traces back to the Dutch settlers who came to America in the 1600s and particularly to Washington Irving's book, "A History of New York," where he used the pseudonym "Diedrich Knickerbocker." The name is associated with New York City's history and heritage.

Yes, the New York Knicks are based in Manhattan. Their home games are played at Madison Square Garden, which is located in Midtown Manhattan.

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