Knicks vs. Bucks Prediction
Can the Milwaukee Bucks continue their strong play at home tonight when they take on the New York Knicks at 8PM ET?
503 New York Knicks vs. 504 Milwaukee Bucks
Thursday, December 27, 2018
8PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -14.5 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on the Knicks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Knicks continue slide
The New York Knicks continued their slide on Christmas Day with a 109-95 loss at home to Milwaukee. They have dropped five straight overall and failed to cover in four straight. New York is 9-26 overall, 5-14 on the road, 15-19-1 against the spread and 20-15 with the over.
New York is putting up 108.2 points per game on offense while shooting 43.7 percent from the field. Defensively, the Knicks are giving up 115.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47.8 percent from the field. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the team with 20.8 points per game while Enes Kanter is adding 14.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest.
Bucks return home
Milwaukee has played six of its last seven on the road, going 4-2 in those six games. They return home following the win over the Knicks on Christmas Day. Milwaukee is now 23-10 on the season, 14-3 at home, 17-14-2 against the spread and 17-16 with the over.
The Bucks have the highest-scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 116.6 points per game. They also lead the league in rebounding at 50 per contest. Defensively, Milwaukee is giving up 108.1 points per game while holding opponents to a league-worst 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 26.4 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per contest. Khris Middleton is adding 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a loss.
The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record.
The spread is quite large, but Milwaukee picked up the 14-point win at New York two days ago. Still, the Bucks had motivation for that game. Milwaukee was appearing on Christmas Day for the first time in many years. It was a chance to really show the country that they were a contender. I don’t expect to see that same fire in the Bucks tonight at home against a team it knows it can beat quite handily. I look for New York to do enough to keep this game competitive.
NBA Prediction: New York Knicks +14.5