Bucks vs. Knicks Pick
Are the Milwaukee Bucks going to win decisively despite the absence of star Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight when they play at the New York Knicks? Game time is slated for 7:30PM ET.
703 Milwaukee Bucks at 704 New York Knicks, 7:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Bucks are listed as a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 215.5 points.
Milwaukee opened as the 9.5-point favorite it is now, while the over-under has dropped from 219 points. The Bucks are at -9.5 at most sportsbooks, but it can also be bet at -10. The total is 215.5 almost everywhere, but can be found as low as 215 and high as 216.
As of Saturday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets have been placed on the Knicks. Online wager info also states that 52 percent of bets are coming in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Antetokounmpo (ankle) is out for tonight's game. Point guard Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) is out for the season. Center Thon Maker (groin) is out indefinitely. Shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (quadricep) is out until mid-April. For New York, three players are questionable - small forward Lance Thomas (illness), small forward Michael Beasley (knee) and shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle). Center Enes Kanter (back) is doubtful. Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (brain injury) is out. Small forward Troy Williams (jaw), center Joakim Noah (personal), power forward Kristaps Porzingis (knee) and shooting guard Ron Baker (shoulder) are all out for the season.
The Bucks might be without Antetokounmpo, but the Knicks are missing a whole lot more and the remaining players will be fatigued after last night's 122-98 home win over the Heat. Milwaukee still has enough in the tank with the likes of Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker. Go with the Bucks to win big.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -9.5