|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NBABasketball betting fans have seen more of the same from the New York Knicks, who have looked as bad this year as they were last year with the basketball betting odds. Basketball betting handicappers saw the Knicks lose their first 3 games both straight up and with the basketball betting odds.
As was the case last year defense is the problem.The Knicks are not lacking in basketball betting ability on offense as they had one of the top scorers with the basketball betting odds in Al Harrington, who was averaging 24.7 points per game to start the NBA betting season. Danilo Gallinari was close behind with a nice start to the basketball betting season as he was averaging 22.7 points per game. David Lee was doing a decent job cleaning the glass to start the basketball betting season with 10.7 rebounds per game. Unfortunately it is all going to waste due to poor defense and if the Knicks don’t tighten that aspect of their game up it will be another dreadful basketball betting season on Broadway.
The New Jersey Nets have had the opposite problem to start the basketball betting season in that they cannot get consistent scoring. Brook Lopez was the Nets leading scorer to start the basketball betting season with an average of just 17 points per game. New Jersey was 0-3 both straight up and against the basketball betting board to open what looks to be a long season in the Meadowlands.
The Los Angeles Lakers bring another problem to the handicapping equation which is that of value. The Lakers were 2-1 straight up to start the season but failed to cover all 3 of those games. The Lakers are the most popular team on the board and get considerable public money wagered on their games, especially when they are at home. This drives the price on the Lakers way beyond what it should be and makes them into one of the biggest overlays in all of sports.