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NBA odds preview - Knicks vs. Bucks

New York KnicksMilwaukee Bucks
March 20, 3:00 PM | Bradley Center

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

35-33TEAM RECORD27-41

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Bucks try to run the Knicks off the court at Bradley Center in pro hoops action.

The Bucks sport records of 27-41 and 33-34-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 35-33 and 40-26-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-43 for the Bucks and 34-33-1 for the Knicks.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Bucks as 1-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 197.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Knicks taking on the No. 14-rated Bucks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-98 win for the Knicks on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 91.3 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 28 at 105.8 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.6 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

The Knicks were a 99-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Amar'e Stoudemire poured in 20 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for New York on Friday, as the Pistons rolled to a 99-95 victory over New York at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Bucks were a 110-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nets were burned for 26 points by Carlos Delfino on Friday as the Bucks picked up a 110-95 win at Bradley Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 1-9
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Knicks at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 12 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Milwaukee's last 22 games

Next up:
New York home to Boston, Monday, March 21
Milwaukee home to Sacramento, Wednesday, March 23

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