Planning on watching today’s Knicks and Bucks game? Catch the action at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, as the Bucks hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 227.5 points, and the Bucks are favored to win at home against the Knicks.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks +6.5
This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 3rd.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 105-100 in favor of the Bucks.
- Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 13 threes.
Can New York Lock in a Road Win?
So far this season, the New York Knicks have a record of 2 wins and 3 losses for the 2023-2024 season. They are ranked 4th in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. On the road, they have won 2 games and lost 1.
So far this season, the New York Knicks have been underdogs in 2 games during the 2023-2024 season, with an average scoring margin of -6.5 in those instances. Their record against the spread as underdogs is 1-1, and their overall record against the spread is 3-2.
Jalen Brunson comes into the game as the leading scorer for New York, with an average of 4.4 assists, 20.6 points, and a 37.9% field goal percentage per game in the 2023-2024 season.
The Knicks’ offense is characterized by a field goal percentage of 40.0%, the lowest in the NBA. Additionally, they rank 6th in the league for free throw attempts per game, averaging 25.4, and 18th in points per game with 103.0.
This season, the Knicks’ defense ranks 2nd in the league, allowing an average of 113.1 points per game. They also rank 7th with an average of 8.8 steals per game, and opponents shoot 35.7% from three-point range against them, ranking 6th.
Can the Bucks Secure a Win at Home?
Milwaukee’s most recent game came against the Raptors, resulting in a loss with a final score of 130-111. The Bucks’ current record is 2-2.
Against Toronto, the Bucks were led by Malik Beasley, who scored 20 points and became Milwaukee’s top scorer. Following closely behind was Giannis Antetokounmpo with 16 points, ranking as the second leading scorer.
On offense, Milwaukee achieved nine steals, had an effective field goal percentage of 55.3%, and a pace of 95.56 possessions. The Bucks’ defensive performance was notable with their nine steals, while their offensive efficiency was demonstrated by their 55.3% effective field goal percentage.
On defense vs. the Raptors, the Milwaukee Bucks achieved 9 steals, 22 defensive rebounds, and allowed 130 points. They also forced 12 turnovers and blocked 2 shots, showcasing their strong defensive performance.