New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Prediction 01/14/20

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The league’s top shooting defense will be 16.5-point favorites at home in Fiserv Forum, when the Milwaukee Bucks (35-6) go head-to-head with the New York Knicks (11-29). Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and can be seen on Fox Sports Net Wisconsin.

New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds

Both teams covered in their last outing. The Bucks (7.5-point favorites) defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 122-101, while the Knicks (7.5-point underdog) beat the Miami Heat 124-121. The Milwaukee game went 9.5 points under the projected point total of 232.5, while the New York game went 29.5 points over the projected point total of 215.5.

The Knicks had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 6.5 (better than their season average of 12.2) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. 21.6). Milwaukee, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 21.2) and a turnover percentage of 8.2 (better than their season average of 12.1). Portland recorded marks of 13.8 and 11.1, respectively, for those same stats. Giannis Antetokounmpo fueled Milwaukee with 32 points, 17 rebounds and six assists. New York received a boost from Julius Randle, who recorded 26 points and eight rebounds.

The Bucks have won both contests against the Knicks this year. In their most recent game, the two teams combined to put up 225 points, just under the projected point total of 227. Milwaukee won 123-102, covering as a 12-point favorite. Getting to the free throw line was one of Milwaukee’s largest strengths. They made 35 trips to the line, while New York went 21 times. Antetokounmpo played a huge role in the victory, recording a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Of the Knicks’ 40 games, 22 have finished under the O/U total. New York holds records of 11-29 straight up (SU) and 19-20-1 against the spread (ATS).

In opposition of New York, a little over half of Bucks games have finished over the total. Additionally, Milwaukee is 35-6 SU and 23-18 ATS.

Milwaukee could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense faces off against one of the league’s worst defenses. The Bucks rank second in offensive efficiency, while New York ranks 28th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Knicks, who rank first in offensive rebounding percentage (25.1 percent), will go head-to-head against the Bucks, who rank first in defensive rebounding percentage (81.2 percent).

Knicks at Bucks ATS Pick

Free NBA Tip: SU Winner – Bucks, ATS Winner – Knicks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Knicks rank fourth in steals allowed per game (6.8) while the Bucks rank ninth (7.1).
  • Milwaukee ranks first in fast break points per game (18.7) while New York ranks 27th (10.4).
  • The Bucks rank seventh in assists per game (25.8) while the Knicks rank 28th (21.1).
  • Milwaukee ranks third in blocks per game (6.3) while New York ranks 21st (4.5).
  • Milwaukee ranks first in second chance points allowed per game (10.7) while New York ranks 13th (12.9).
  • The Bucks rank third in points in the paint per game (51.0) while the Knicks rank 25th (45.0).
  • The Bucks rank first in rebounds per game (51.6) while the Knicks rank 17th in rebounds allowed per game (46.1).
  • Milwaukee ranks 12th in points off turnovers per game (17.3) while New York ranks 13th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.0).
  • Milwaukee ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (39.1) while New York ranks 25th in three pointers allowed per game (35.4).
  • When holding opponents under 100 points, Milwaukee is 9-0 and New York is 3-1.
  • The Bucks are 35-6 when they score above 100 points, while the Knicks are 10-19.
  • New York is 11-10 ATS on the road, while Milwaukee is 11-9 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 10 of the Bucks’ 20 home games, while 11 of the Knicks’ 21 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, New York and Milwaukee are both 2-3 ATS.
  • The Knicks have 4 overs and 1 under over their last five games, while the Bucks have 3 overs and 2 unders
  • During their last five games, the Knicks have scored an average of 111.6 points per game (6.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 124.8 points per game (12.0 above their season average).
  • The Bucks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.6, down from 12.3 for the season.