The desperate Knicks will attempt their luck against Playoff-Bound Raptors
The New York Knicks are on the outside looking in for the Eastern Conference playoff snapshot but nonetheless have time to get their foot in the door as the regular season reaches a close. With just 150 to 1 odds of winning, they’re far from to a comforting NBA betting choice, however there’s no reason to believe that they can’t edge out the short manned Atlanta Hawks for the eighth and final seed.
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Guided by the same disjointed lineup that’s guided them over the course of the past few years, this season’s Knicks will wish for a miracle if perhaps they have the ability to slip into the postseason. That, even so, isn’t any knock on Carmelo Anthony.
Averaging 27.5 points for each game, Melo has re-established himself as a franchise player that supporters (and bettors) can depend on. It’s that encompassing cast that produces concern.
JR Smith trails Anthony for the team lead in scoring, but his is an inconsistent presence that basketball enthusiasts might be smart to be nervous about down the stretch. Smith’s unpredictability, coupled with Amar’e Stoudemire’s injury history and Andrea Bargnani’s own weak points allow for a fascinating team.
On the bright side, though, the Knicks have gotten an array of production they’ve had from Stoudemire since Anthony came to New York, and first-year wing Tim Hardaway Jr has fit in perfectly with the Big Apple way of life.
This Friday the Knicks will put themselves on the line when they take on their division rival Toronto Raptors. The Raps already have clinched their postseason berth and ought to function as a valuable gauging tool for those interested in seeing how New York stacks up.
The New York Knicks have a lot of work to do if they want bettors to take them seriously as Eastern Conference threats down the stretch; as factors stand, they’re an intriguing NBA betting selection even with not managing to perform that well. This Friday, their playoff hopes are going to be tried when they hit the trail up against the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors.
We know that Carmelo Anthony is up for a playoff run; his 27.5 points per game this season have served to bolster the idea that he’s a franchise player capable of excellent achievements. It’s what he’s surrounded with that has lead to the Knicks battling tooth and nail for even the potential of sneaking in as the East’s eighth seed.
The Knicks have just 150 to1 odds of winning the NBA championship, but might still be capable of making noise down the stretch. Contemplate them as an intriguing regular season bet as the 2013-14 campaign winds down to a finish.
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