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Bucks visit Knicks in NBA clash

Milwaukee BucksNew York Knicks
March 25, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks Odds

28-42TEAM RECORD35-36

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Knicks try to run the Bucks off the court at Madison Square Garden in pro hoops action.

The Bucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 34-35-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Knicks are 40-29-2 ATS. Milwaukee is 25-45 against the total, while New York is 35-35-1 versus the number.

View Milwaukee vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Knicks sat as 6-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bucks, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-98 victory for the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 2-ranked offense (106.1 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.6 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 45.8% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 97-90 loser as they battled the Kings at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Carlos Delfino was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 2 rebounds but Sacramento still won, 97-90, over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

The Knicks were a 111-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. New York got 24 points from Carmelo Anthony but lost anyway 111-99 against the Magic on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bucks at Knicks trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New York
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Milwaukee's last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games at home
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Chicago, Saturday, March 26
New York at Charlotte, Saturday, March 26