Week 8 New York Knicks Betting Tips, Picks and Previews

03 December 2021

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The New York Knicks will only play one of their four games in week eight at Madison Square Garden

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Julius Randle and the New York Knicks continue their pursuit of a second consecutive NBA playoff appearance during week eight of the campaign. Despite their early season struggles, the Knicks remain one of the most popular teams in the entire league and we should be in for plenty of basketball betting online throughout the week.

Latest New York Knicks News

The New York Knicks have managed to stay healthy throughout the early part of the season and with their depth continuously being questioned, it is important that they do. However, they could be without the services of Canadian 21-year-old RJ Barrett, who has been dealing with an illness.

Barrett was forced to leave the Knicks’ game against the Brooklyn Nets with the illness and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play in week eight. It certainly doesn’t seem to be anything too serious though, so expect to see Barrett in the lineup at some point during the week.

Week 8 New York Knicks Preview

The New York Knicks came into the campaign with high expectations after ending their seven-year playoff drought last season. However, they have struggled to start the season the way they would have liked and find themselves in a battle to get into the top eight. The Eastern Conference is more competitive this season than it was last year, and the Knicks will have to step up their game if they have any chance of getting back to the postseason.

New York will be on the road for three of their four games in week eight, which might actually be a good thing. The Knicks have been a better team away from Madison Square Garden than they have been on home court. They’ve got some important matchups in week eight of the season, including against the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers, who will likely be competing with the Knicks throughout the season for one of the final playoff spots.

The Knicks are still a young team with a plethora of potential, but will need to be at their absolute best if they are going to meet the expectations that were set out for them coming into the season.

New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs Picks

The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the worst teams in the Western Conference this season and the Knicks will be viewing this as a must-win. Go with New York to pick up a crucial win away from home. The under may also be worth wagering on as well on Tuesday night.

New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers Picks

A night after taking on the Spurs in San Antonio, the Knicks are forced to make the trip to Indiana to take on the Pacers at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. As poor as the Pacers have been at times this season, they are much better at home and could take advantage of the Knicks’ difficult schedule. Go with the home team to pick up the win on Wednesday.

New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors Picks

The New York Knicks head north of the border on Friday night to play the Toronto Raptors for their third game in four nights. The 2019 NBA champions have been abysmal on home court this year at the Scotiabank Arena and could be in trouble against the Knicks. Go with New York and the under on Friday.

Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks Picks

The Knicks close out a busy week eight at home against the 2021 NBA champions as the Milwaukee Bucks look to get back to the top of the standings. The Bucks will not be intimidated by the Madison Square Garden crowd and could make life difficult for the home team early and often. Take the visitors to win big on Sunday.

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