Milwaukee Bucks versus New York Knicks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-1-2013

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The 24-20 Milwaukee Bucks will travel to play the 28-15 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game have the home team New York Knicks favored by -5 points with an over under line of 203 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on November 28th with the Knicks posting the 102-88 road win as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 202 points.

The Bucks are 12-10 on the road this season. The team had their two game win streak snapped on Wednesday in a 104-88 home defeat to the Chicago Bulls as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 190 ½ points. The Bucks put up just 37 first half points and falls behind by 18 at the half in defeat. The team shot 41.5% from the floor and allowed 49.5% to the Bulls. Milwaukee has the two most inefficient guard tandems in the league in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis and when they both have poor shooting nights the Bucks have no shot of winning. Ellis and Jennings combine for 10 of 30 from the floor in defeat. Milwaukee is 25th in the NBA in shooting hitting on 43.5% from the floor.

The Knicks are 16-6 on their home court this season. The team has won two straight five of seven after a 113-97 home win on Wednesday to the Orlando Magic as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 196 points. It was a strong second half for the Knicks as they outscore the Magic 62-46 in the win. New York shot 57.3% from the floor with 14 of 34 from three. Tyson Chandler had 21 points and 7 rebounds on 10 of 11 shooting. As we have said with Raymond Felton back in the lineup the Knicks point total and field goal percentage would rise considerably. Good thing New York shot well because they allowed 49.4% to Orlando. The Knicks are a mid-pack shooting team hitting 44.5% from the floor. Look for that number to rise with a healthy Felton back in the lineup.

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