NBA Betting: Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks

The small town Bucks head for the big city Monday night as Milwaukee faces off against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The game is set to begin at 7:30ET. The big question of course in the " Big Apple ", is will Tebowing outdo Linsanity when all is said and done?

The game is a huge affair in its own right, with the Bucks trailing the Knicks by only 1.5 games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. The Bucks picked up Monte Ellis prior to the trade deadline to aid them in their playoff push. Ellis is averaging 13.8 points in five games. Start your Basketball Wagering action on Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks game.

Another underlying story line has the Knicks passing on Brandon Jennings, subsequently chosen by Milwaukee at number ten of the 2009 draft. All Jennings has done since then, is lead the Bucks to an 8-1 record versus the Knicks since then, while posting a scoring average of 22.2 points at Madison Square Garden. In his last two visits here he's averaged 36.5.

For now, Milwaukee comes in with a much needed day of rest. In their last game on Saturday night they were soundly beaten by division rival, Indiana, 125-104 at home. The Pacers shot over 51 percent from the field. Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks in scoring with 22 points. He also grabbed 8 boards. Check the Sportsbook Odds for Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks game.

Things are going much better in Manhattan since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D'Antonio. They have yet to lose a home game going 4-0. Not only have they won these games, but they have done it in an impressive fashion, outscoring visiting opponents by an average of 24.5 points. Even with a ghastly 22 turnovers against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, they beat them by the same number of points, 22, in a 101-79 victory. Woodson does acknowledge, though, that his teams turnovers per game average of 16.5 must improve if they are to make the playoffs and advance beyond the first round.

New York is a 5.5 point home favorite if you are willing to bet $110 to collect $100. Another $110 needs to be placed for an over/under wager with a point total of 208.5.

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