Betting on today’s Bucks and Knicks game? Catch the action at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, as the Knicks hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on NBA. The Bucks are favored in this Eastern conference showdown. If you’re interested in placing a wager, you can bet this game on the BetMGM NY app. The game’s over/under is currently at 243.5 points.
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Coming into today’s matchup, the Bucks is focused on adding to their six game winning streak, with an overall record of 21-7. So far, the Bucks have gone 17-7 when playing against Eastern Conference teams and 4-0 in non-conference contests.
Milwaukee’s ATS record sits below .500 (12-16). On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 5-5, as opposed to a 7-11 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Bucks offense is coming off a game in which they scored 118 points vs. the Magic. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.2% while connecting on 11 threes. Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 30.9. Meanwhile, Damian Lillard also brings a PPG average of 26.2 into the game.
Coming into the game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 119.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 67.9% of their games.
Opponents are hitting 53.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.5% of their three-point attempts.
New York Knicks Preview
Coming into today’s matchup, the Knicks is focused on adding to their two game winning streak, with an overall record of 16-11. Throughout their 27 games, the Knicks have posted a 12-6 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 4-5 in non-conference matchups.
Currently, New York holds an above .500 ATS record of 16-11 so far this year. During this season, New York has a 10-5 record against the spread as favorites and 6-6 as underdogs.
The Knicks offense is coming off a game where they scored 121 points against the Nets. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.3% and connected on 13 threes. Julius Randle led the scoring for the Knicks, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 23 points.
The Knicks’ defense is presently ranked 7 in the league, allowing an average of 111.4 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.7% and 37.0% from three-point territory.
The Bucks and Knicks did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Bucks have a record of 3-0. The Bucks also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 233 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. The last three times, the Bucks have matched up against the Knicks on the road, they are 2-0-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Knicks vs. Bucks in New York
As the underdogs with a spread of +2.5, we recommend going with the Knicks on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 243.5, and our model projects the Bucks and Knicks to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Knicks +2.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 243.5