Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s game in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks square off for the 3rd time this season as the two teams lock horns at Madison Square Garden. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Giannis Antetokounmpo took his critics seriously following Milwaukee’s 113-104 loss at Miami and took it upon himself to destroy the Houston Rockets the following game. The Greek Freak had 41 points as the Bucks cruised to their 17th win of the season 123-114 on Friday. He finished the game with an impressive 15-for-19 shooting from the field and 17 rebounds plus 5 assists. As a team the Bucks shot the ball at 50% and were able to pull away in the 14 quarter winning it by 14 points. That win ended a 7 game win streak by Houston, the Bucks on the other hand are now 11-2 SU in their last 13 games and finally look like the team that made it all the way to the finals last season.
New York Knicks
The Knicks don’t look anything like the team we saw last season, they are only 12-14 after 26 games so far and right now only in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, well below what the season expectations were. They’ve dropped 5 of their last 6 and have covered the spread just once in their last 6 at MSG. This team has been relatively healthy all season long, so they cannot use health as an excuse for playing bad. Players like Julius Randle and Kemba Walker are not performing up to their level, so there’s plenty of work ahead for the Knicks if they want to turn things around. At home against the Bucks they’ve won just 3 times in the last 12 meetings, so tonight’s game might not be ideal for them to start their turnaround.
Milwaukee has owned the head-to-head meetings winning 7 of the last 10, the only thing that the Knicks have here is their home crowd, but even that is questionable as it’s an early tipoff and crowds are often more quiet in those scenarios. I fancy the Bucks here, Giannis is playing at an MVP level and both Middleton and Holiday are fully healthy.
New York Knicks – Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
Bucks -3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring has slowed down significantly in the last 10 match-ups between these two sides with the under cashing in 7 of those games. The two teams are averaging 218.3 points per game, with the Bucks shooting 47% from the field while New York is at only 40%. New York’s offense has struggled a lot lately, they’ve gone under 100 points in 2 of their last 4 games and playing the 7th best rated defense in the NBA this season they could struggle. Milwaukee doesn’t have these issues thankfully, they are 7th also in offensive rating and have averaged 113 points per game in their last 3 outings. The Knicks are only at 103.3 per game in their last 3 and are one of the lowest scoring home teams this season averaging just 106.2 at Madison Square Garden. I think Giannis puts the clamps down on the Knicks here and the Bucks win by keeping New York under 100 points. Back the under.
Under 216 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365