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Bucks home to Knicks in NBA betting action

New York KnicksMilwaukee Bucks
March 9, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

18-21TEAM RECORD15-24

The visiting Knicks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Bradley Center against the Bucks.

The Bucks bring a 15-24 record (16-23 ATS) to the battle against the 18-21 Knicks, who are 17-22 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 24-14-1 so far and the Knicks go 13-26.

View New York vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bucks installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Knicks odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-94 win for the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 19 in the league with 42.1 per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 10 with 6.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

New York lost its last outing, a 118-105 result against the Spurs on March 7. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Knicks wasted a 27-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as San Antonio ran past them 118-105 on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 106-104 result against the Bulls on March 7. The Bucks covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Ersan Ilyasova was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 10 rebounds but Chicago still won, 106-104, over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Knicks at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New York's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New York's last 23 games
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 16 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Philadelphia, Sunday, March 11
Milwaukee at Toronto, Sunday, March 11

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