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New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/23/2023

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New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/23/2023:
  • We like the Knicks on the moneyline (+116)
  • The Knicks are also our pick on the spread at +2.5
  • Our NBA model projects 226 points, and we suggest taking the under

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview

Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Bucks and Knicks. The game is starting at 12:30 ET on NBA, and it’s hosted by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets!

The Bucks are the favored team in this Eastern conference contest against the Knicks. The game’s over/under currently sits at 243.5 points. Check out BetCoco for New York Knicks – Milwaukee Bucks odds

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three games between New York and Milwaukee, the Bucks have dominated the series, going 3-0. This includes a convincing margin of victory of 11 points per contest. Across the last three head-to-head matchups, Milwaukee is averaging 122 points compared to New York at 111.

  • The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • In their last three home games, New York has averaged 119 points per game while allowing 118. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Knicks have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Against the spread, the Bucks have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-0 straight up.

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction

With a 21-7 overall record, the Bucks are in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and sit atop the Central Division. They come into today’s game having won six straight.

Milwaukee currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 12-16 at this point. Milwaukee has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 7-11 ATS at home compared to 5-5 on the road.

The over/under record for the Bucks stands at 19-9-0 so far this season. The average over/under line in their games stands at 236.4, and they have a 7.1 differential against the over/under line for this season.

Coming off their recent game, the Bucks offense tallied 118 points in a matchup against the Magic. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.2%, and they made 11 threes. One area that the Bucks offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 2nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

Coming into the game, the Bucks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 119.0 points per game (23).

Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 13.1 turnovers per game, which is 16th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.

So far, the Knicks are 16-11 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are 12-6 and are 4-5 in non-conference play.

Against the spread, New York have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 16-11 ATS. As the favorite this season, New York is 10-5 vs. the spread while going 6-6 as the underdog.

So far, New York has achieved an over/under record of 14-12-1, and they have experienced two straight games remaining below the over/under lines. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 212.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 223.1.

Coming off their recent game, the Knicks offense tallied 121 points in a matchup against the Nets. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%, and they made 13 threes. Offensively, the Knicks have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 23rd in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 5th in percentage and 9th in three-pointers made.

On average, the New York defense is giving up 111.4 points per game (7). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.

In the terms of takeaways, Knicks are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 28th in rejections, averaging 3.4 blocked shots each game.

Even though they are considered 2.5-point underdogs, our projection points to a 115-111 win for the Knicks.

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Tips

  • We like the Knicks on the moneyline (+116)
  • The Knicks are also our pick on the spread at +2.5
  • Our NBA model projects 226 points, and we suggest taking the under

New York Knicks Injury Report

  • Mitchell Robinson – Ankle – Out
  • DaQuan Jeffries – Illness – Questionable
  • Jericho Sims – Ankle – Out

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – Foot – Probable
  • Jae Crowder – Groin – Out
  • MarJon Beauchamp – Elbow – Probable

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