New York
Knicks
Stadium Madison Square Garden
17-65 Overall | EASTERN 15th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division104.6113.8
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  10/7
@
Washington
7:00pm
Fri  10/11
vs
Washington
7:30pm
Wed  10/16
vs
Atlanta
8:00pm
Fri  10/18
vs
New Orleans
8:00pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
@
San Antonio
8:30pm
Fri  10/25
@
Brooklyn
7:30pm
Sat  10/26
vs
Boston
NBAt7:30pm
Mon  10/28
vs
Chicago
7:00pm
Wed  10/30
@
Orlando
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Bobby Portis are all individually talented forwards and who wouldn't want to be rich, young and in New York City? They also added Taj Gibson and at the end of the day the Knicks improved a ton (from 18 to 26 wins) but are still an afterthought. The Knicks are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 8 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 400/1, 0.2%. The Knicks are averaging 26.2 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 28 wins. At +700 the Knicks are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0.2% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers had low expectations for them last season (expected win percentage = 27%) and they failed to live up to even these low expectations going 17-65. They were not good against the spread going 32-47-3 (-1970 loss). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (36). In their next game vs the Spurs they are only winning 21% 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). 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 56.8 true FG% (#23 in League). Team defense is trending up holding opponents to 52.1% in their last 7 games. 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 (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 2.5 per game (#25 in league).

TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -1.1 per game (#25 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 #16 Forward. 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.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
0 Allen, Kadeem SG6-320001/15/19932Hutchinson CC KS; Arizona
9 Barrett, R.J. SF6-720206/14/20000Duke
17 Brazdeikis, Iggy SF6-722101/08/19990Michigan
--- Bullock, Reggie SG6-720503/16/19916North Carolina
21 Dotson, Damyean SG6-621005/06/19942Oregon; Houston
--- Ellington, Wayne SG6-520011/29/198710North Carolina
--- Gibson, Taj PF6-923206/24/198510USC
20 Knox, Kevin SF6-921508/11/19991Kentucky
--- Morris, Marcus PF6-923509/02/19898Kansas
11 Ntilikina, Frank PG6-620007/28/19982No College
--- Payton, Elfrid PG6-418502/22/19945Louisiana-Lafayette
--- Portis, Bobby PF6-1125002/10/19954Arkansas
--- Randle, Julius C6-925011/29/19945Kentucky
23 Robinson, Mitchell C7-124004/01/19981Western Kentucky
5 Smith Jr., Dennis PG6-319511/25/19972North Carolina State
14 Trier, Allonzo SG6-520001/17/19961Arizona