Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 NBA game on Monday Night November 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST.
The (3-8) New York Knicks of the NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic division make the trip from the Big Apple to America’s Dairyland to take on the (5-5) Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The game will be played at The BMO Harris Bradley Center in Historic Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Sports Handicapper believes the New York Knicks will eventually catch on to the Famous triangle offense installed by their new head coach Derek Fisher, who played in the system while he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Milwaukee Bucks are the second lowest scoring team in the league, only Philadelphia scores less per game, but the Bucks are buying into playing defense. The Opening NBA Betting Line has the New York Knicks as a 3′ point road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is posted at 191′ points for Tuesday Night’s basketball game.
The 2014-15 New York Knicks has lost seven in a row before their 109-93 home win vs. Denver on November 16th. New York has three winnable games with the Bucks, at Minnesota and home vs. The pathetic Philadelphia 76ers on November 22nd. The Knicks are giving up just about 98 points per game and are scoring 93. New York is 7-2 Against The Spread their last nine vs. Milwaukee and the over is 4-1 the last 5 betting the teams in Wisconsin largest city. The New York Knicks have dropped five of their last six Against The Spread and have going over the total five of their last seven Winning NBA Expert Predictions this season. New York has a few significant injuries that may hamper their defense, starting guard Iman Shumpert is questionable with a hip injury, Center Andrea Bargnani hamstring and much needed Jose Calderon will be on the shelf until December. The Knicks could use the natural point guard skills of Calderon, second year one guard Shane Larkin is running the show for now.
The 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks broke a long losing streak to the Miami Heat on Sunday with a 91-84 road win, the Heat was without all-star DeWayne Wade. Milwaukee is only averaging 91 points per game, the don’t have a proven scorer or skilled big men that can consistently score in the post, but their inside players are shot blockers. The under has come in the Bucks last seven and their last four at home. Milwaukee has covered them four of their last 5 Against The Spread; their lone loss in the span was on the road at Orlando. In watching this team closely there is a glaring weakness, and that’s their inability to score the basketball. Point guard Brandon Knight is probably their best starter, but they need to give more minutes to prolific scorer O.J.Mayo, the 6-5 can create his shot. Rookie Jabari Parker is still in the learning stages of his career but brings plenty of skill to the table.
Free Pick: Knicks+3′.