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Struggling Knicks Host LA Lakers in Marquee NBA Basketball Betting Matchup

Two of the hottest NBA markets will meet on the basketball betting line this Friday as the New York Knicks play host to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden. More than just a celebrity socializer, however, the midseason tilt will shine a light on a pair of potential championship contenders.

Think Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler have the fortitude to hang with Kobe Bryant and not-so-distant-champion Lakers despite their slow start? If Los Angeles aims to cash in on the NBA basketball betting line at least once more before Bryant’s legs give out, they will have to prove they can contend with talented younger opponents.

According to Bodog’s NBA betting odds makers the Lakers are among a select few with a legitimate shot at claiming the Larry O’Brien trophy next June, but the Knicks are not as far behind as they might hope.

With notable Harvard alum Jeremy Lin making headlines for his contributions in New York, a showcase against Los Angeles’ finest may serve to further the Knicks growing popularity.

More important than a growing fan base, however, is a team’s ability to win ball games. Though the Knicks are a factor on the NBA sports betting line, they will not truly be considered dangerous until they can boost their record back above .500. Continue..

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