Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks - 11/18/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (3-8) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 189 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Milwaukee Bucks will be hosting the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
The MIlwaukee Bucks will be trying to break above the .500 mark on the season Tuesday, when the Bucks play host to the New York Knicks. Milwaukee has one of the better defenses in the league right now, holding opponents to an average of 92.6 points per game. The Bucks have used that defense to earn wins in three out of their last four outings, including wins against the Grizzlies and the Heat in that span. In fact, last time out the Bucks defeated Miami 91-84 on the road at Miami, which is no easy task.
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The New York Knicks have some talent, and a hall of fame coach, but it is taking awhile for this Knick team to put all of the pieces together. I thought coming into the season that the Knicks would be on the cusp of the playoffs this year, and while the season is still very, very young, the Knicks can’t fall too far behind in what is starting to look like a competitive West this season. The Knicks and their new offense are averaging just 93.9 points per game this season, putting them towards the bottom of the league. New York did earn a win in their last outing, defeating the Nuggets at home on Sunday, but that was their first win in their last seven games heading into Sunday.
I've been back and forth on this one, trying to find if the value was on the Knicks, or the Under. I have found that most people prefer sides, so as my free play I’ll take the Knicks, but if you are a totals guy, the under looks solid here as well. I may even consider bundling the two in a parlay, but like I said for my free pick the Knicks look like the side.