For now though, the Knicks will be better, although they will not be a consistent team to take with an NBA bet. Let’s look at the 2010-2011 New York Knicks.
Odds to Win the NBA Title at Sbgglobal 60-1
The Knicks are 60-1 to win it all and those odds are still a little short because the odds makers are wary of New York getting Carmelo Anthony. If that happened they would be a legitimate playoff contender.
Season Win Total – 35.5
The Knicks won just 29 games last season but with the addition of Stoudemire they should be better and the odds makers have New York’s win total at six games higher than last year. New York could get over that number.
Last Year’s Record – 29-53 SU, 38-43-1 ATS
New York was not a very good team last year and they were also a poor team against the spread. New York was simply inconsistent all season and didn’t play enough defense to win games. New York may not play much defense again this season but with Stoudemire they are going to score more consistently and could be worth an NBA bet.
Projected Starting Lineup
Guard – Raymond Felton
Guard – Kelenna Azubuike
Center – Amare Stoudemire
Forward – Danilo Gallinari
Forward – Wilson Chandler
The Knicks not only got Stoudemire in the off-season they also got Raymond Felton and he will be a major help to Mike D’Antonio’s offense.
He should be able to run the offense far better than anyone New York had last year. The Knicks are going to be better this season with Stoudemire and Felton and if Gallinari has a good year then the Knicks could be a playoff team. Another key for New York is the bench which looks weak. New York really needs Anthony Randolph to play well this season. New York is going to be fun to watch this season. They have more overall talent than they had a year ago and they are not going to be an automatic go against as they were last year in NBA betting.