Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Bucks and Knicks. The game is starting at 12:00 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The Bucks are favored in this Eastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 241.5 points.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks +4
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 12:00 ET on Monday, December 25th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-114 in favor of the Bucks.
- Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can the Bucks Grab a Win on the Road?
With a 22-7 overall record, the Bucks are looking to extend their seven game winning streak in today’s game. In non-conference games, the Bucks are 4-0 compared to an 18-7 record against Eastern Conference teams.
Milwaukee arrives with an ATS record of 13-16 for the season up to this point. The Bucks maintain an ATS record of 6-5 on the road, while they have a 7-11 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Milwaukee is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 130 points versus the Knicks. This output is higher than their season-average of 124.6 points per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team in scoring at 30.8 points per contest. Damian Lillard has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 26 going into the game.
At present, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 23, allowing 118.8 points per game.
In their previous matchup vs. the Knicks, the Bucks’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 52% leading to 111 points.
Can New York Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
With an overall record of 16-12, the Knicks are 6th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Atlantic division. Over their last three games, they have gone 2-1.
New York comes in with an overall ATS record of 16-12 so far this season. New York has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 10-7 on the road as opposed to 6-5 at home.
The Knicks’ offense finished with 111 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 114.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Brunson with 36 points. Julius Randle also added 26 points for the Knicks.
Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 35.7% of their games. Currently, they are 9 in the NBA at 112.0 points per game allowed.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Knicks are forcing 12.1 per game, which is 5th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 3.4 per game.