New York
Knicks
Stadium Madison Square Garden
21-45 Overall | EASTERN 12th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division105.8112.3
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
vs
Houston
W125-123
Wed  3/4
vs
Utah
L104-112
Fri  3/6
vs
Oklahoma City
L103-126
Sun  3/8
vs
Detroit
W96-84
Tue  3/10
@
Washington
L115-122
Wed  3/11
@
Atlanta
W / OT136-131
Fri  3/13
@
Miami
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
vs
Charlotte
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
@
Boston
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
vs
Golden State
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Knicks are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. They are projected to win 25 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 27.5. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +700 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 0% at 500/1, 0.2%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 21.8-43.2. At 20-45 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (753 units). They are 34-30-1 against the spread for a 100 profit. Their under-over record is 34-30-1. In their next game vs the Hawks they are only winning 28% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 52.9% (#30 in League). The team has improved to 56.5% in their last 7 games. They average 104.6 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 106. On the road they average 103.2 (105.3 expected), and at home 105.9 ppg (106.7 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): This is a below average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 57.7 true FG% (#22 in League). They allow 113.8 pts per game vs an expected value of 113.4. They are allowing 113.8 (114.5 expected) on the road, and at home 113.8 ppg (112.3 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They significantly outrebound opponents by an average of +2.5 per game (#8 in league).

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.8 per game (#24 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Julius Randle who is projected to be the #18 Forward the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
9 Barrett, R.J. SG6-621406/14/20000Duke
17 Brazdeikis, Iggy SF6-622101/08/19990Michigan
25 Bullock, Reggie SF6-620503/16/19916North Carolina
21 Dotson, Damyean SG6-521005/06/19942Oregon; Houston
2 Ellington, Wayne SG6-420711/29/198710North Carolina
67 Gibson, Taj PF6-923206/24/198510USC
3 Harkless, Maurice SF6-722005/11/19937St. John's (N.Y.)
20 Knox II, Kevin SF6-721508/11/19991Kentucky
11 Ntilikina, Frank PG6-420007/28/19982No College
6 Payton, Elfrid PG6-319502/22/19945Louisiana-Lafayette
1 Pinson, Theo SG6-521211/05/19951North Carolina
1 Portis, Bobby PF6-1025002/10/19954Arkansas
30 Randle, Julius PF6-825011/29/19945Kentucky
23 Robinson, Mitchell C7-024004/01/19981Western Kentucky
5 Smith Jr., Dennis PG6-220511/25/19972North Carolina State