NBA odds preview - Knicks vs. Bucks
New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
The Bucks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Knicks tip off at Bradley Center on Wednesday in NBA play.
Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 9-4 and 9-4 ATS so far this season, while the Bucks are at 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bucks are 6-6, while the Knicks are 6-6-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Bucks and the No. 3-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-100 result in favor of the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 12-ranked offense (99.2 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 9 at 95.5 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.4 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, New York was a 96-89 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 13 rebounds but Brooklyn still won, 96-89, over New York on Monday at Barclays Center.
Milwaukee won its last outing, a 93-92 result against the Bulls on November 26. The Bucks covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bucks grabbed a 93-92 win over the Bulls on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Ersan Ilyasova at United Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Knicks at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 10 games on the road
New York is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York's last 15 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
New York is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Milwaukee is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 15 games when playing at home against New York
New York home to Washington, Friday, November 30
Milwaukee at Minnesota, Friday, November 30