‘BetCast' on MSG+ Network Gives New Look at NY Sports Betting

‘BetCast' on MSG+ Network Gives New Look at NY Sports Betting
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The integration of betting information into live sports broadcasts now has become part of a sports fan’s daily viewing appetite.

Here is a prime example in New York sports betting.

Madison Square Garden Networks (MSG) will air its third “BetCast” broadcast this month tonight as the New York Knicks (34-42) host the Charlotte Hornets (39-37) at 7:30 p.m.

What Is Offered in BetCast

The sports-betting focused alternative simulcast broadcast features game commentary and analysis through the sports betting lens and will air on MSG+, serving as a companion to the traditional Knicks telecast on MSG Network.

DraftKings is the presenting sponsor.

The simulcast broadcast will include a mix of sports betting talent from the MSG Networks, including Alex Monaco, host of ‘The Bettor Half Hour;’ Jeff Johnson and Erik Coleman, co-hosts of ‘The Betting Exchange;’ sports betting experts Alex Glaze, Adam Ronis and Sean Little, and Kazeem Famuyide, co-host of ‘MSG PM’.

MSG Networks previously aired four other ‘BetCast’ games in February and two earlier this month.

Over at DraftKings, for New York NBA betting, the Knicks are a 3-point and +130 moneyline underdog to Charlotte, which is listed at -150 as a moneyline favorite. The over/under total points for the game is 222.5.

EmpireStakes.com is a great source for updates on the latest New York sports betting promo codes.

Where Knicks, Nets Stand

The Knicks are riding a four-game win streak after an impressive 109-104 home victory against the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Former Duke star RJ Barrett scored a team-high 28 points to lead four players in double figures for the Knicks.

The Hornets are coming off a 113-109 home loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday, dropping them to ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Miles Bridges had 27 points with 11 rebounds and LaMelo Ball added 22 points, 11 assists and six rebounds to lead the way for Charlotte.

The Knicks sit in 11th place in the East and are virtually eliminated from playoff competition. The Knicks trail 10th-place Atlanta by 4.5 games.

The top 10 teams have a chance at the playoffs in each conference in the NBA. The first six are assured slots and are seeded 1 through 6.

The teams that finish 7-10 would then compete in a “play-in.” It works like this:

The 7th-place team (currently Cleveland in the East) would host the 8th-place team (Brooklyn). The winner gets the 7th seed.

Speaking of Brooklyn, the oddsmakers still are high on the Nets making a run. Even today, with a 40-36 record, the Nets are +450 to win the NBA title, per DraftKings.

Meanwhile, the 9th-place team (now Charlotte) would host the 10th-place Hawks. The winner of that game would meet the loser of the 7-8 game for the 8th and final seed.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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