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NBA betting line favors Knicks over Bucks

Milwaukee BucksNew York Knicks
13-52March 15, 2014, 12:00 | Madison Square Garden26-40



Milwaukee travels to New York on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-52 mark with a victory over the Knicks.

The Bucks will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 29-35-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 28-38 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Milwaukee is 36-29 on the totals; New York is 39-27.View Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as a -10-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 207 over at 5Dimes earlier.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bucks, who rate No. 28 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 90-84 victory for the Knicks.

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In their last action, Milwaukee was a 102-97 loser on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bucks got a 22-point performance from Ersan Ilyasova, who added 10 rebounds, but Atlanta still ran past Milwaukee 102-97 on Thursday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for New York, they were a 116-92 winner as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Knicks blew out Boston on Wednesday, running up the score in a 116-92 win at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bucks rank No. 25 in the league with 41.35 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.23 per game, while the Bucks rate No. 18 with 7.18 per contest.

A few Bucks at Knicks trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 11 games
Milwaukee is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Milwaukee home to Charlotte, Sunday, March 16th
New York home to Indiana, Wednesday, March 19th

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