New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks 10/20/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) at New York Knicks (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday October 20
The Line New York Knicks -4 Total: 190 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks face off on Monday at Madison Square Garden as they tip off the final week of the 2-14 NBA preseason.
The New York Knicks are 2-2 so far this preseason but with Derek Fisher in as Head Coach and Phil Jackson running the operation the expectations are high. The Knocks haven’t played since last Tuesday when they beat the 76ers in Syracuse. Against Philly Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 17 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes. Jason Smith had 14 points off of the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 13 points from the bench and Iman Shumpert had 12 points. The Knicks will have some changes going on over the season and some learning as well so this could be a transitional year in New York.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-3 this preseason and last we saw them they were beating the Timberwolves by seven on Friday. First round draft pick Jabari Parker has looked like he will live up the expectations and on Friday he had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes to lead the Bucks. O.J. Mayo added 19 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and nine rebounds. Khris Middleton had 14 points and Jared Dudley had 12. THe Bucks had plenty of talent that didn’t play in that game like Johnny O’Bryant who should make his presence known in the NBA. Milwaukee has a nice core of good young talent and look for them to get better as the season goes on and into next season.
New York is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-0 against the spread playing on three or more days of rest. Milwaukee is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games, 5-0-1 against the spread in Monday games, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Milwaukee is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games against New York and 1-4 against the spread in New York.
The line is at 4 for this one but it looks liek a toss up so I am going to take the points.