Knicks 2024 NBA Championship Odds Prove New York is Still Hugely Underrated

The New York Knicks are one of the best teams in the NBA this season, and their recent success is catching the attention of oddsmakers.

Feb 14, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) and guard Josh Hart
Feb 14, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) and guard Josh Hart / Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks have taken the league by storm this season. Jalen Brunson has emerged as a superstar in the Big Apple and has helped the Knicks become one of the top teams in the NBA.

They strengthened their roster at the trade deadline, acquiring Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons to add more scoring. Rolling into the All-Star Break, New York is 33-22, which places them as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Boston Celtics look like the best team in the East, but the second-best squad in the conference is certainly up for grabs. The early season success has given the oddsmakers some faith in New York. The Knicks have the sixth-best odds (+1800) to win the NBA Finals, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

2023-24 NBA Championship Odds

The Knicks are only trailing the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Phoenix Suns in the NBA title odds. That puts them behind the Celtics and the Bucks in the East.

Brunson has showcased his ability to be the No. 1 option for this ballclub, scoring from all three levels with ease. The Villanova product is seventh in the league in scoring (27.6 points per game) and 14th in assists (6.5). These numbers helped him secure his first All-Star Game appearance.

The Knicks are currently without Julius Randle (shoulder), but he will join the team sometime during the second half of the season. New York is also ranked third in the league in points allowed (109.9), as they are constantly playing swarming and suffocating defense.

Nevertheless, there is still a lot of basketball left to play, but Knicks fans may want to smash the +1800 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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