Basketball betting fans have gotten better value than you might expect from the New York Knicks, despite another season of turmoil as well as transition. New coach Mike D’Antoni was considered to be a major NBA basketball betting factor in how New York would do.
Many basketball betting handicappers respected D’Antoni for the great job he did in his years at Phoenix, where the Suns were a dominant NBA basketball betting team that had a lot of public appeal. It was expected that D’Antoni would improve the Knicks offense and make them a much more aggressive up-tempo team.
In fact, New York has improved their output and ranked 3rd overall on the basketball betting offensive stat charts. The Knicks NBA basketball betting weakness has been on defense, where they ranked 29th. From November 29 through December 10 the Knicks went on a strong basketball betting run in which they covered 6 out of 7 games.
Overall New York had a record of 10-12 straight up but 12-10 against the basketball betting odds. New York had a road basketball betting mark of 5-6 against the spread. The Knicks were 9-8 against the spread as a basketball betting dog.
The Los Angeles Lakers got off to a blistering start against the basketball betting board but their value has plummeted recently as they simply have drawn too much public money. The Lakers had an overall record of 19-3 straight up but just 10-11 against the basketball betting odds.
From December 5 through December 12 the Lakers lost 5 consecutive games against the basketball betting board. Los Angeles was just 5-7 against the basketball betting number at home and was just 10-11 against the spread as a basketball betting favorite.
The long term problem with the Lakers is that they draw so much public money that they rarely carry good value and that is particularly true when they are a home chalk.
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