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NBA odds preview - Bucks vs. Knicks

Milwaukee BucksNew York Knicks
March 26, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks Odds

22-26TEAM RECORD24-25

The Knicks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Bucks pay a visit to Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

The Knicks are 24-25 so far on the season, and 24-25 ATS vs. the number. The Bucks, meanwhile, are 22-26 and 23-25 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 18-31 and the Bucks go 31-16-1 on the totals.

View Milwaukee vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Knicks as 6-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 209.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Knicks) and the No. 20 (Bucks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-97 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 12-ranked offense (97.3 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 22 at 98.9 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 97.1 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

The Bucks were a 125-104 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (229) made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee was run off the court by the Pacers on Saturday as Indiana blasted them 125-104 at Bradley Center.

New York won its last outing, a 101-79 result against the Pistons on March 24. The Knicks covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Knicks and Pistons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Detroit was handed a 101-79 defeat on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Bucks at Knicks trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games on the road
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing New York
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Atlanta, Tuesday, March 27
New York home to Orlando, Wednesday, March 28