New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 9 (1/9): NBA

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 9 (1/9): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Knicks money line +110
Knicks spread +2 (-110)
Bucks money line -130
Bucks spread -2 (-110)
Over / under 222.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks
Record 22-18 25-14
Home / road record 10-10 9-9
Streak W4 L1
Points per game 114.00 112.00
Points allowed per game 111.00 110.00
Rebounds per game 47.00 48.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 20-19-1 20-19
 

Preview

The New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks will meet again at the Madison Square Garden on Monday night. These teams already faced each other twice so far this season and the Bucks have won both games.  

 

New York Knicks

The Knicks get here with a 22-18 record overall and are 10-10 at home so far ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 13-9 in Eastern Conference games. New York scores 114.2 points while outscoring opponents by 2.9 points per game.

Julius Randle is shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 24.4 points, 10 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 44.5% and averaging 17.0 points over the last 10 games for New York.

In their last 10 games the Knicks are 5-5, averaging 114.2 points, 46.0 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 4.9 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points per game..

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks get here with a 25-14 record overall and are 9-9 on the road ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks have gone 13-10 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is fifth in the Eastern Conference giving up only 111.2 points while holding opponents to 45.3% shooting.

Jrue Holiday is shooting 37.5% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Bucks, while averaging 18.2 points, 7.1 assists and 1.5 steals. Antetokounmpo is shooting 52.6% and averaging 28.1 points over the past 10 games for Milwaukee.

In their last 10 games, the Bucks are 4-6, averaging 111.9 points, 51.4 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Milwaukee are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against New York.

Milwaukee are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against New York.

Milwaukee are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York.

New York are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 10 games.

New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games against Milwaukee.

 

Prediction

The Knicks have been on a roll as they have won their last 4 games and playing very good defense allowing an average of 98 points per game on that strecht. Milwaukee has struggled lately and aren't playing good on the road where they lost by an average of 5 points. The Knicks get here in better shape and have been dominant at home so I'll take the Knicks on this one.

 

PICK: Knicks +2 (-110)

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