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On this BettingNJ.com exclusive feature, you will learn everything you need to know about New York Knicks odds in New Jersey, including the current status of the Knicks, how to bet on New York Knicks odds in New Jersey and much more.

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With four NBA Eastern Conference titles and two NBA titles, the New York Knicks have a long history in New York City going back nearly 80 years. The team ended a seven-season NBA Playoffs drought in 2020-21, finishing with the fourth seed in the East before losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the first round.

After missing the postseason the following year, the Knicks returned last season, finishing fifth in the East and winning their first-round series over the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games. In the second round, the Knicks would lose to the Miami Heat, but with their star core returning this season, things are once again looking up.

With Julius Randle (PF) and Jalen Brunson (PG) leading this team with a combined 51 average points per game, the supporting cast of RJ Barrett (SG), OG Anunoby (SG), and Bojan Bogdanovic (SG) round out one of the better starting fives in the East. Let’s dive into everything else you need to know about the present-day Knicks, including how to get involved in New York Knicks odds in New Jersey.

How to bet on the New York Knicks on an online sportsbook in New Jersey

Betting on the New York Knicks on an online sportsbook in New Jersey has never been easier, as there are currently 16 sports betting companies operating in The Garden State. With so much competition, each has a lucrative welcome offer to entice new customers, as we walk you through how to get started.

  1. Get Bonus: Using one of the online sportsbooks in New Jersey reviews here at NJBetting.com, find the option that best works for what you’re looking for. Once you do, follow the “Get Bonus” link at the top of the page, to automatically be redirected to the NJ online sportsbook.
  2. Register for Account: With the best welcome offer available applied to your account by clicking the “Get Bonus” link above, fill in all the required information from the online sportsbook in New Jersey. This will include login information such as username, email, and password, as well as legal information such as first and last name, home address, phone number, and the last four digits of your social security number.
  3. Check Boxes: Now that your personal information has all been entered, it’s time to agree to the terms and conditions (and privacy policies) set forth by the online sportsbook in NJ. You will also be asked, optionally, to agree to receive any promotional materials the site has.
  4. Deposit Method Options: Once your account has been confirmed following steps #1 and #2, the time has come to put money into your newly created account. Thanks to the backing of the State of New Jersey, you’ll have more than a dozen reputable deposit methods to choose from. Whether it be Bank Transfer, Debit Card, Venmo, PayPal, or other, choose the one that works best for you and deposit at least $5.
  5. Bet on the New York Knicks: Most often located on the main menu of the online sportsbook in NJ, find the “All Sports” section, and then the “Basketball” > “NBA” section. From here, you’ll see all of the New York Knicks odds listed, and your wagering process can begin.

How can I watch or stream the New York Knicks in NJ?

If you are looking to watch or stream the New York Knicks in NJ, you have plenty of options whether you are using traditional cable or a streaming service. For those located in the state of New Jersey, the regional sports network for the Knicks is the MSG Network. 

If you are one of the millions of Americans who no longer have traditional cable, the streaming services DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo are the only two currently offering MSG Network. For games on national television, which will be aired on either ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, or TNT, DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu+ Live TV will all air the game.

Which bet types are available for the New York Knicks?

There will be a plethora of bet types available for the New York Knicks at all online sportsbooks in NJ that you can wager on. While there are more than a dozen different ways to wager on an NBA game, let’s take a look at four of the most popular bet types for betting on the Knicks (and others).

  • Money line: The money line in NBA betting refers to choosing a team to win a game, which includes overtime periods, at the given odds. Teams with negative numbers next to their name are the favorites, while positive numbers next to a team represent the underdog.

Example: New York Knicks (+150) vs. Phoenix Suns (-160). In this scenario, the Knicks are underdogs against the Suns, or the expected loser by oddsmakers. As such, a winning $100 wager on the Knicks to win on the money line would return $250 ($100 risked + $150 won).

  • Point Spread: A point spread, which is referred to as a “Puck Line” in hockey or “Run Line” in baseball, is how many points oddsmakers expect to be the point differential when the game is over. If a team has a negative sign next to their number, they are the team “laying” points (favorite), and the positive sign indicates a team is “getting” points.

Example: New York Knicks (-4.5) vs. Orlando Magic (+4.5). In this scenario, the Knicks must win the game by a margin of at least five points. Anything less, or if they lose outright, and the Magic would be the “Against the Spread” (ATS) winner.

  • Total: Another word for an “Over/Under”, a total is how many points an oddsmaker expects to be scored in a game, in total. The final total is arrived at by adding each team’s score together, regardless of who wins the game.

Example: New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs (O/U 215.5). In this scenario, the Knicks and Spurs have to combine to score more than 215 points for the “Over” to be a winner. Some possible final scores for the “Over” to hit are 117-110, 120-100, etc.

  • Futures: When you bet on a “Future”, you are betting on an outcome that is set to happen in the future. While the majority of Futures bets are made in the offseason, many Future markets are reset after each night of games during the season. These include which team will win the NBA Championship, Western or Eastern Conference, NBA MVP, and many more.

Example: New York Knicks To Win NBA Championship (+2800). In this scenario, you are wagering on the Knicks to win the NBA Finals, at the given price. If you wagered $100 on this Future, and the Knicks won the NBA Finals, you would receive $2,900 ($100 risked + $2,800 won).

Do the New York Knicks have any sportsbook partnerships?

The owner of the New York Knicks (and New York Rangers), Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sports, announced a partnership with BetMGM Sportsbook NJ in November 2021. A multi-year deal, the partnership between BetMGM and MSG gave BetMGM visibility throughout the arena including the digital displays and courtside.

That same month, Madison Square Garden and MSG Networks also signed a deal with Caesars Sportsbook which, like the BetMGM partnership, gave Caesars advertising rights inside the arena. Additionally, MSG and Caesars partnered to begin offering Caesars Rewards members exclusive VIP hospitality experiences within the MSG arena.

Where do the New York Knicks play?

One of the most recognizable and iconic arenas in all of major league sports, Madison Square Garden (MSG) has been the home of the Knicks since it opened its doors in 1968. Breaking ground in October of 1964, MSG came in with a price tag of $123 million and was architected by Charles Luckman Associates and Brisbon Brook Benyon Architects.

With a basketball capacity of 19,812, Madison Square Garden maxes out at 20,789 for boxing and UFC events, of which they have hosted the most memorable of all time. It is just the Knicks, however, that call MSG home, as the New York Rangers, St. John’s Red Storm, and dozens of concerts throughout the year also lay claim to the arena.

Having completed a $1 billion renovation in 2013, MSG expects to be home to the Knicks and some of New York City’s best entertainment for years to come. Located in central Manhattan, Madison Square Garden can be accessed by Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit, PATH, New York City Subway, and the New York City Bus.

How do I buy tickets to see the New York Knicks play live?

If you are a New York/New York Jersey area resident or simply a Knicks fan visiting the city, there is no shortage of options to watch the team in action. Both directly and indirectly, below are just a few options you have to buy tickets to see the New York Knicks play live.



  • Gametime
  • SeatGeek
  • StubHub
  • Ticketmaster
  • TickPick
  • Vivid Seats

History of the New York Knicks

As of the first professional basketball teams to ever exist, the New York Knicks have a history going back nearly eight decades. Today at BettingNJ.com, we dive into the storied history of the New York Knicks, starting with their founding all the way through to the present day.

  • 1946: The New York Knickerbockers, as they were originally called, were founded in 1946 by Ned Irish as a founding member of the Basketball Association of America (ABA).
  • 1949: Following three independent seasons in the ABA, the ABA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL), forming what would become the modern-day National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • 1950: Right out of the gates, the Knicks were competitive in the newly formed NBA, winning three straight Eastern Conference titles, losing all of them.
  • 1968: With the Knicks' success from the 1950s well into the rearview, the team made a change by bringing in head coach Red Holzman in the middle of the 1967-68 season. This was also the year the Knicks drafted future Hall of Famers Walt Frazier and Phil Jackson, who along with Dave DeBusschere (signed in 1969) would be the centerpieces for the franchise in years to come.
  • 1970: Following a stellar regular season, the Knicks would go on to beat the Bullets, Bucks, and Lakers to win their first NBA Finals Championship in seven games. Led by team captain Willis Reed, who famously played game seven with a torn muscle in his knee, the Knicks beat the Lakers in seven games.
  • 1972: After returning to the NBA Finals in 1971, losing to the Lakers this time in five games, the Knicks returned once again in 1972. Once again facing the Lakers, the Knicks prevailed in five games, with Reed retiring after the season was over.
  • 1985: After more than a decade of struggling to remain relevant, the Knicks won the first-ever NBA Draft Lottery and received the #1 pick in that summer’s draft. With the first overall selection, the Knicks would take Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing. Immediately one of the most dominant players in the league, Ewing’s career would be bolstered two seasons later when the Knicks brought in head coach Rick Pitino.
  • 1991: After six seasons of mostly mediocrity, Knicks owners decided to go another direction, bringing in head coach Pat Riley to lead the team. With four NBA Titles under his belt with the Lakers, Riley took Ewing and guard John Stark's game to another level. Unfortunately, his success was timed with the emergence of Michael Jordan, and while talented, the Knicks peaked with two conference titles in 1994 and 1999.
  • 2013: With his former player Derek Fisher now coaching the team, Knicks owner James Dolan made the controversial move of bringing in former player and Bulls/Lakers coaching great Phill Jackson as president of basketball operations. Three years later, after amassing a record of 80-166 and three consecutive losing seasons, Jackson was shown the exit.

Officially signed into legislation on June 11, 2018, by then-Governor Phil Murphy, betting on the New York Knicks in New Jersey has been legal for more than half of a decade. With the New Jersey Division of Gaming Entertainment providing oversight and regulation, New Jerseyans can rest assured that their bets are safe and protected.

As one of the first states in the country to legalize the industry following the overturning of PASPA earlier that year, there are now 16 online sportsbooks in New Jersey for residents (and visitors) to choose from. Each offers lucrative promotional offers, all of which can be found here at BettingNJ.com, the current operators include FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetRivers, BetMGM, Bet365, Tipico, Superbook, Betway, Borgata, Unibet, PointsBet, ESPN Bet, betParx, Hard Rock, and Golden Nugget.


Can I bet on individual players of the New York Knicks?

Yes, you can bet on individual players of the New York Knicks by wagering on “Player Prop Bets.” While the variety of selection varies, all 16 of the online sportsbooks in NJ have options to bet on individual players of the New York Knicks.

What are the risks of betting on the Knicks?

There are a few risks of betting on the Knicks that every New York Knicks bettor should be aware of. For one, because they play at the famed MSG, they are getting every team that visits their very best shot. They also tend to be inconsistent, relying on a host of good shooters who when get cold, can cause the Knicks' points total to dip.

How often do the New York Knicks cover the spread?

As of the end of February, in the 2023-24 NBA season, the New York Knicks are one of the best teams in the league against the spread with a covering percentage of 54.6%.

What strategies work best for betting on the Knicks?

Some of the best strategies for betting on the Knicks are to look at how they perform on X days of rest. With 82 NBA regular season, like other teams, the Knicks often play on one or no days of rest. Take a look at how they perform based on how many days of rest they have going into the game.

How does the Knicks' home vs. away performance impact betting?

In the 2023-24 season, the Knicks are a much better team at home with a win rate of 68% versus a road winning percentage of just 52%.