Knicks @ 76ers Free NBA Betting Pick For 2/27/2020.

Venue: Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Time: 7:05 PM EST.

Betting Line: 6’/Total 210.

The Local Television Networks will broadcast the game.

Written by National Basketball Association Analyst Al Presto.

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The (17-40) SU, (30-26-1) ATS New York Knicks have dropped four consecutive and are playing in Charlotte Wednesday the 26th before flying to Philadelphia for a Thursday night affair. They were competitive on a February 24th eleven point loss to Houston as 12′ point road UNDERDOGS AGAINST THE LAS VEGAS NUMBER. RJ Barrett led the way with twenty-one points going eight for seventeen from the field. New York is 4-1-1 AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD their previous six on the road with OVER bettors cashing in their last two away from the Big Apple. The Knicks twenty-eighth ranked scoring offense produces an average of (104.8) PPG while the nineteenth-ranked scoring defense allows (111.8) PPG. Point Guard Frank Ntilikina will be out with a groin injury and it’s an important time for the former number-one draft pick as he’s underachieved in his time with the organization. Management will be faced with many decisions after the season in what direction their heading.

A key to a Knicks SU/ATS victory is to obtain a new mindset against a divisional opponent.

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The (36-22) SU, (24-30-4) AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD will also play a back to back as they’ll face Cleveland Wednesday night on the road. Philadelphia has won two of three since the break including their most recent 129-112 home victory over Atlanta Monday as eight and a half point FAVORITES. However, they’ll be without All-Star Ben Simmons who’s suffering from a minor back injury until the middle of March. Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS their previous five in the CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE with OVER bettors cashing in five times in the span. They’ve beaten the Knicks the last ten times the two Atlantic Division foes have met but are 0-3 ATS in the three meetings this season. Many around the NBA feel the team chemistry needs to improve with Simmons and fellow All-Star Joel Embiid but the talent is in place to make a run at the Eastern Conference title.

This Sports Handicapper believes the 76ers dominance over New York will continue but getting the POINT SPREAD cover is different.

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Grizzlies @ Knicks Free NBA Betting Pick For 1/29/2020.

Venue: Madison Square Garden.New York, New York.

Time: 7:30 PM EST.

Betting Line: 2/Total 224 Points.

The Local Television Network will broadcast the game.

Written by National Basketball Association Analyst Greg Nelson.

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The (22-24) SU, (24-21-1) ATS Memphis Grizzlies have won eight of ten after a 114-109 home victory over Phoenix as 2′ point FAVORITES AGAINST THE LAS VEGAS NUMBER. Center Jonas Valanciunas (14.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG) along with guard Dillon Brooks led Memphis with twenty-points a piece as they outscored Phoenix 66-to 38 in the post. Memphis will be playing aback to back and head the Big Apple after tonight’s home contest against Denver. UNDER bettors have made profits in six of the Grizzlies’ previous seven overall. The days of grinding it out seem to be over with the drafting of guard Ja Morant as the league’s eighth scoring offense is averaging (113.5) PPG on (47.2%) shooting from the field.

A key to a Memphis SU/ATS victory is to find ways to speed up the game. It’ll be Morant’s first appearance at the most famous arena in the World and he’ll want to put on a show.

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The (13-34) SU, (25-21-0) AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD New York Knicks beat crosstown rivals Brooklyn 110-97 Sunday as two and a half point home FAVORITES but the Nets were without Kyrie Irving. Julius Randle led New York with twenty-two points but went 0-3 from beyond the arc as the Knicks dominated in the post with a 24-point advantage. New York will play Charlotte Tuesday which makes it an evenly matched contest according to Las Vegas oddsmakers. The Knicks are 5-0 ATS their previous five overall with UNDER bettors cashing in four times in the span. The eighteenth ranked New York Knicks defense allows opponents (111.8) PPG with the (38.7%) the give up from the three-point line last in the Association. rookie Forward RJ Barrett will be out until February with an ankle injury.

The top team of Handicappers believes New York has found some chemistry with the current rotation and the net few games will dictate what direction they’ll be going at the trade deadline.

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Knicks @ Bucks Free NBA Betting Pick For Tonight.

Venue: Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Time: 8:00 PM EST.

Betting Line: 17/Total 220′ Points.

The Local Television Network will broadcast the game.

Written by National Basketball Association Free Picks Analyst Greg Nelson.

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The (4-16) SU, (10-10) ATS New York Knicks look to snap a six-game skid tonight after Sundays 113-104 loss to Boston as seven-point home UNDERDOGS AGAINST THE LAS VEGAS NUMBER. Julius Randle scored a team-best twenty-seven points as Boston outscored the Knicks 17 to 10 on fastbreaks. New York played without leading scorer Forward Marcus Morris (18.7) ppg, who questionable again tonight with a neck injury. The Knicks scores an average of (101.6) points per game which ranks next to last in the Association. Rookie RJ Barret is third on the team with (15.4) ppg. the Knicks are 4-0 AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD their previous four following an ATS cover. At the other end of the floor, New York allows opponents (109.4) ppg, fourteenth league-wide. The opposition shoots (45.8%) from the field against their defense which has been a bright spot under head coach David Fizdale. However, they’ll have their work cut out vs. A Bucks team who has NBA Finals aspirations. A key to a Knicks SU/ATS win is to shoot at a high percentage with Randle getting touches in the post.

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The (17-3) SU, (9-11) AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD Milwaukee Bucks look to extend their eleven game winning streak in front of the home crowd tonight. Milwaukee took down Charlotte 137-96 their last time on the hardwood November 30th as 14-point home FAVORITES. They outscored Charlotte in all four quarters with Giannis Antetokounmpo putting in a game-high twenty-six points. OVER bettors have made profits in four of Milwaukee’s previous five following a POINT SPREAD cover. The (120.9) points per game they score tops all NBA teams with Antetokounmpo (30.9) ppg leading the way. The (48.0%) Milwaukee shoots from the field is second behind the Los Angeles Lakers but they get contested tonight against a feisty Knicks defense. Milwaukee also leads the NBA in rebounding pulling down (51.4) boards per contest. What’s more impressive is the (42.1%) shooting the allows opposing offenses, only Toronto is better.

This Sports Handicapper believes Milwaukee will take the Knicks for granted and get backdoored in the finals quarter.

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Bulls @ Knicks Free NBA Betting Pick

Bulls @ Venue: Madison Square Garden. New York, New York.

Time: 10:35 PM EST.

Betting Line: 2/Total 224.

The MSG Television Network will broadcast the game.

Written by National Basketball Association Free Picks Betting Analyst Greg Nelson.

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The (1-2) SU/ATS Chicago Bulls lost 108-84 to Toronto in their home opener as 3-point home UNDERDOGS ATS. Center Wendell Carter Jr led the Bulls with twelve points as with ZachLavine the only other Chicago player in double figures. The Bulls scored forty first-half points against the defending World Champions as they sent the loyalist home disappointed. Chicago averages (106.3) ppg through three games which ranks 21st in the league with LaVine (21.3) points per game being the leading scorer. After scoring Thirty-five points in the season opener forward Lauri Markkanen has been held in check the previous two games. The Chicago Bulls have a talented roster including rookie point guard Colby White (16.7) ppg with (3.3) assist per contest. They may want to look at the coaching staff led by Jim Boylen. A key for a Chicago victory tonight is to improve on the (40.0%) hooting from the field which ranks 27th out of thirty- team in the NBA. They must play through the multi-skilled Markkanen.

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After a two-game winless road trip in San Antonio and Brookly the (0-3) SU, (2-1) AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD New York Knicks were taken down 118-95 by Boston Saturday as five-point home UNDERDOGS ATS. New York went into the locker room with a 51-46 lead but gout outscored 72-44 after the break which included nineteen fourth-quarter points. Point Guard Dennis Smith jr.heard the boos from the home crowd as his struggle continues. Head coach David Fizdale watched his team compete at a high level in the first two games of the season. However, the anxious New York City crowd received the short end of the stick with their performance against Boston. They’ll have a chance to make it up tonight against a struggling Chicago team. The Knicks are scoring an average of (105.0) points per game while allowing opponents (117.0) ppg. Julius Randle seems to relish in the spotlight and fits the fabric of New York City. Rookie R.J. Barrett will be a good player but nothing special and point guard Elfrid Payton brings a defensive mindset which Fizdale likes.

This Sports handicapper believes the Knicks get their first win tonight playing through Randle. Charliessports.com is going with New York+2 Points.

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New York Knicks @ Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Preview for Thursday. December 27, 2018.

Written by National Basketball Association Point Spread Analyst Charlie Red McDougall.

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The (9-26) SU, (15-19-1) ATS New York Knicks lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 109-95 on Christmas day as 9′ point home UNDERDOGS ATS. Rookie forward Kevin Knox scored a team-high 21 points on 8 of 20 shooting from the field.

New York has lost 9 of their last ten SU, and they’re 2-8 ATS in the span as they try to get revenge in the fourth meeting between the teams this season.

  • New York is 0-4 AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD their last four overall.
  • The OVER is 3-1 New York last four on the road.
  • The Knicks are 3-1-1 ATS their last five in Milwaukee.
  • New York is 9-9-1 ATS on the road this season.

The (23-10) SU, (17-14-2) ATS Milwaukee Bucks have won five of six SU and leads the Central division. Milwaukee also owns the second-best record in the NBA behind Toronto.

The Bucks are 10-6-1 AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD at home as we approach 2019. Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in a game-high 30 points on Christmas day at Madison Square Garden.

  • Milwaukee is 0-4-1 ATS their last five following an SU victory of 10 points or more.
  • UNDER bettors have made a profit the Bucks last six after an ATS cover.
  • The OVER is 8-3 the last eleven between the teams in Milwaukee.
  • OVER bettors have cashed in 4 of the last five time, the teams have played.

Thursday’s game is 8:00 PM EST at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Local Television Network will be broadcasting.

The Betting Line has New York as 14 point road UNDERDOGS ATS. The TOTAL is 224 points for Thursday’s contest.

Head Coach David Fizdale looks forward to the return of star Kristaps Porzingis in February. He’s rehabilitating an ACL injury that occurred last season. In the absence of Porzingis, the staff has discovered the abilities of Noah Vonleh. The former Indiana University star did a masterful job guarding Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Vonleh got attention from the crowd with a spectacular block of the Greek Freak as time expired in the second half of the X-Mas day spectacle.

The 95 points scored on Christmas day was the lowest scoring output by the Knicks this month. They’ll need more from their top two scorers Tim Hardaway Jr (20.8) ppg and Enes Kanter (14.9) ppg Thursday.

New York averages (107.3) points per contest on the road while allowing (117.0) points to opponents at their home venue. The Knicks embark on a two-week road trip where they’ll take on the Jazz, Nuggets, Lakers, Trailblazers and Golden State including Milwaukee tomorrow.

A key to a Knicks win is to score points; it’s obvious the 12:00 PM EST start on Christmas took a toll on a young team that’s struggling.

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Fear the Deer has been the motto in Milwaukee since the arrival of superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo who’s also an international star. The new Fiserv Forum has been called the house that Giannis built, and it’ll be packed Thursday just like every time the Bucks play.

Milwaukee is for real and showed it on the big stage with a balance of offense with Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, and Malcolm Brogdon.

The Bucks struggled from beyond the arc Tuesday making six of their thirty-two 3 point attempts. Thon Maker comes off the bench to score 12 points and has scored double figures in two of the last three games. Make went 0-2 from the three-point line. Milwaukee (116.6) points per game rank first in the NBA scoring the basketball and the early XMas start held them nearly seven points below their scoring average.

For the third time this season Antetokounmpo was chosen Conference player of the week on Monday. Milwaukee looks to go 3-1 against New York in the regular season finale between the teams.

They’ll probably get a better effort from the Knicks Thursday, and Milwaukee should expect Hardaway and Kanter to shoot a better percentage from the floor.

The coaching staff also pay more attention to New York rookie Allonzo Trier who scored 8 points in a reserve role.

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Indiana Pacers @ New York Knicks NBA Betting preview for Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

 

Written by National Basketball Association Point Spread Analyst Charlie Red McDougall.

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The (4-3) SU/ATS Indiana Pacers lost their third game of 2018 on the last Monday in October 103-93 as a 4-point home FAVORITE ATS.

Indiana got outscored in the first quarter before going into halftime with a four-point lead. It was all Portland in the second half as the Pacers took ill advised shots something head coach Nate McMillan will correct. Leading scorer Victor Oladipo scored a team-high twenty-one points in the loss going two for six behind the three-point line.

  • Indiana is 0-4 ATS their last four in New York and zero for their last four to the POINT SPREAD on Wednesday’s.
  • UNDER bettors have profited in seven of the last 8 Pacers games on Wednesday’s.
  • The OVER is 4-1 Indiana last five on the road.
  • The Pacers have gone OVER the total in two of their last three in 2018.

The (2-5) SU, 4-2-1 ATS New York Knicks will be playing their third consecutive home game Wednesday. New York took care of Brooklyn SU 115-96 in their last game as one point home FAVORITES ATS after losing 128-100 SU to Golden State as a 12-point home UNDERDOG AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD on October 26th.

The Knicks broke a five-game SU losing streak Monday night. Tim Hardaway jr continues his impressive start to the season scoring the basketball averaging (24.4) ppg. They’ll need more Wednesday against a hungry Pacers team.

  • The Knicks are 2-9 ATS their last eleven on Wednesday’s.
  • UNDER bettors have cashed in six of the last seven times, the teams have played in New York.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 the Knicks last five after scoring more than 100 points their previous game.
  • New York is 5-1-1 ATS their last seven after scoring more than 100 points the game before.

Wednesday’s game is at 8:00 PM EST at World Famous Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Local Television Network will be broadcasting.

The Opening Betting Line has Indiana as a five and a half point road UNDERDOG ATS. The TOTAL is 212 points for Wednesday’s contest.

The Indiana Pacers are all in this season after last years competitive series against the Eastern Conference champions Cleveland Cavaliers. Indiana is a young team who plays terrific basketball at both ends of the floor. Indiana is second in the NBA with a (50.2%) field goal percentage as a team; only World Champions Golden State is better. The (102.9) ppg they allow opponents are third in the NBA and the (43.1%) they shoot from beyond the three-point line leads the league. The coaching staff isn’t too concerned about their lack of rebounding the first month; they haven’t outrebounded their opposition since opening night. The two teams have plenty of history, and you can bet Knicks super fan Spike Lee will be in attendance.

Shooting guard Victor Oladipo scores a team-best (21.7) ppg while power forward Domantas Sabonis grabs (9.7) rebounds per game. Thaddeus Young will begin to assert himself on the boards to help out. Center Myles Turner is a budding star with (2.1) shot blocks per game while also scoring in double-figure per contest. Point Guard Darren Collison runs the backcourt like a seasoned veteran and will have the Pacers ready to distribute the ball with consistency Wednesday.

Indiana must come out and play their style of Basketball to get the cover as the Knicks will give them good looks at the basket.

Bovada.Lv, list the Indiana Pacers at +215 to win the 2018-19 NBA Eastern Conference Central Crown.

The first year Knicks head coach David Fizdale won’t have the services of their best player Kristaps Porzingis (left knee) until February of 2019. The Knicks average (106.7) ppg which ranks 23rd in the NBA. Fizdale has them playing efficiently on defense as they are giving up (110.7) ppg, 11th in the league a -4 point differential.

Fizdale brings a culture of playing tight defense to the organization, and they must take advantage of his services, but they also must do a better job rebounding. Center Enes Kanter leads the team with (11.7) rpg and is 8th in the NBA, but Noah Vonleh (0.7) shot blocks per contest must also help.

New York is shooting (43.1%) from the field which is 22nd league-wide and (34.8%) from beyond the three-point line. They allow opponents an average of (53.0) point per half which should improve once they get used to the Fizdale system. Fans in the big apple are looking for the organization to bring in a star, with Porzingis history of injuries it shouldn’t be long before they make a trade for a Superstar. For now, they must buy into playing tight defense.

The Knicks can’t allow Indiana to get open three-point shots.

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There is any number of criteria for betting. You can bet with the public or against them. You can bet with the smart money if you can identify it. You can bet on trends, such as Cleveland’s post-trade-deadline tendency to play low-scoring games. Or, knowing nothing lasts forever, you can bet against the trend. An over wager would have paid off handsomely last night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal between the Cavs and Toronto Raptors. After watching that game, it would take some heavy stones to bet against LeBron James’ trend to absolutely dominate right now. Get the Best NBA Playoff Expert Betting Predictions.

Another factor to consider is the team’s mindset. The predominant trends in the Cleveland/Toronto series are that one team knows how to win while the other is still learning. Dwane Casey’s Raptors earned the number one seed in the playoffs with their regular season record but haven’t figured out how to get past the Cavs, even though this season’s roster was tweaked specifically for that purpose. By comparison, Cleveland turned over their roster at the deadline. Most of this group was not around for the Finals runs Tyrone Lue’s squad has made in the past three seasons. Yet they have absorbed the culture, attitude, and determination those who were have imparted. They are for all intents and purposes experienced winners even though in truth they aren’t. Winning and losing can both be contagious, the latter exceedingly difficult to cure.

In many ways, that explains the New York Knicks. The team hasn’t been relevant since Pat Riley, a proven winner, controlled the team in the 90s. Even though Phil Jackson eclipsed everything Riley accomplished as a coach, he failed in New York. Jackson had two problems as an executive:

  1. His strength was coaching
  2. His health did not allow him to travel with the team.

An obsessive-compulsive, especially regarding the triangle offense, Jackson was always meddling with his coaches, whether it was Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis, or Jeff Hornacek. Ideally, he should have emulated Riley, who turned in the key to the Heat’s executive washroom mid-season to coach the Heat to the 2005/06 NBA title. He could or would not. Commitment to philosophy was traded for discord and inconsistency. That is no cure for losing.

Jackson is gone now. Steve Mills has no one looking over his shoulder. As he rebuilds the squad around the injured Kristaps Porzingis, he has fired the remaining remnants from the Jackson era, Rambis and Hornacek. Thursday, Mills unveiled the club’s new coach, David Fizdale.

Fizdale took advanced courses in winning with Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley.

Fizdale is a former assistant under Erik Spoelstra at Miami. He learned to win from Pat Riley. His one full season as a head coach came with Memphis. The Grizzlies went 43-39 and took San Antonio to six games in the playoffs. Fizdale had a reputation for communicating with his players, something that was important to Mills in his coaching search.

Today’s players are very different from yesterday’s players. So, you have to be a person that understands who these guys are, where they come from, what their basketball journey is.

Unfortunately, that philosophy is what led to Fizdale’s dismissal in Memphis. Communications skills are less about talking then earning the respect that will compel players to listen. With top stars, that can require support from upper management. Mired in an eight-game losing streak in his sophomore season, Fizdale ‘communicated’ with Marc Gasol but the centre wasn’t having it. Fizdale benched the Spaniard, who went over his head. The club sided with Gasol and showed Fizdale the door.

There is a problem with letting the inmates run the asylum. Rare is the player with the vision and maturity to hold more power than the coach. LeBron wields it to an even greater extent than Michael Jordan did. You may have to go back to Larry Bird to find another marquee player whose leadership reached that level. Too often, you end up with a Carmelo Anthony or a post-Jackson Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

Fizdale will reportedly fly to Latvia to meet with Porzingis shortly. The center is recovering from a torn ACL and will not be available until mid-season. Knicks fans should be hoping the meeting wasn’t set for New York only because the 7′ 3″ star is unfit to travel.

Did the Knicks hire a coach to help them sign LeBron?

Another rumor suggests Fizdale was brought in to help entice LeBron James to make the move to Madison Square Garden. If Mills idea of a coach is a traveling secretary for the players, and that the keys to the franchise should be given to the superstar, the Knicks would be much better off with LeBron. Unless they hit that lottery, however, bettors can go on worrying whether the New Yorkers might beat the spread rather than cover it.

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