Bucks visit Knicks in NBA clash
Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Bucks of Milwaukee hit the hard court against the Knicks of New York.
New York will face the 24-20 Bucks, who own a 23-20-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 22-19-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bucks are 23-21 favoring the OVER.
The Bucks were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 203 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bucks are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 103-98.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 9-ranked offense (100.7 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.1 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 104-88 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 104-88 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Ersan Ilyasova in a losing effort at Bradley Center.
The Knicks were a 113-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. New York got 21 points from Tyson Chandler en route to a 113-97 victory over Orlando on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Bucks at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New York
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
New York is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee home to Orlando, Saturday, February 2
New York home to Sacramento, Saturday, February 2