Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the NBA. Two Eastern Conference foes square off at Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The win against the depleted Philadelphia 76ers team last night was good for the Milwaukee Bucks, but more importantly their starting point-guard Jrue Holiday is starting to play on a consistent basis. It was only his 5th game of the season as he still works himself back from a long postseason run and the Olympics last season. Giannis had his standard 31 points on the night to go along with 16 rebounds, he also received some much needed help from Grayson Allen who had a very efficient 25 points. Milwaukee is still severely shorthanded as both Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton will miss yet another game, the Bucks are 0-2 ATS in the two games this season when they are the underdog.
New York Knicks
You don’t see the defending champions be the underdog often, but the Knicks have been playing so well this season that now the bettors have a lot of faith in them. Just like the Bucks, they also pounced on the injury-riddled 76ers on Monday. Julius Randle went off for 31 points with 3 other Knick players scoring in double figures. They also have injurie issues coming into tonight’s game. Both of their centers Mitchell Robinson and Nerlens Noel are dealing with minor issues. Robinson has a minor hip problem and Noel’s knee is acting up, so if neither of them is able to play it could be advantage Bucks on the offensive rebounds. The Knicks did already beat the Bucks once this season, they came back from a 21-point deficit to win 113-98 in Milwaukee last Friday.
With Jrue Holiday coming back I think the form of this Bucks team can only go up from here. They will miss Lopez on the inside and Middleton’s 20 points per game here, but the Knicks aren’t without their issues either. I’m willing to bet the Friday loss is still bothering Giannis, a player like him will want to get revenge tonight. Give me the Bucks to win at MSG.
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In previous years the Knicks were hailed as one of the elite teams on the defensive end, but it looks like that’s not the case this season. Right now they rank only 22nd in points allowed per game giving up 109.4 per game. At Madison Square Garden that number goes up even further to 116.4 per game which is the 3rd highest mark of any team in the NBA on their home court. It should come as no surprise that 4 of their last 5 home games have all gone over the total. With Milwaukee giving up 109.3 per game in road games, I have a feeling we could be in for another higher paced game here. In the last 10 meetings between them we’ve seen a combined 224.1 points between them. Jrue Holiday’s minutes also going up every single game, I think the Bucks will get back to being a Top 3 offensive team in the NBA as long as he is healthy. Give me the over in this one.
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