Bucks vs. Knicks - 1/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (5-35) at Milwaukee Bucks (20-19)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm (O2 Arena)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, NBATV
The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks play Thursday afternoon at the O2 ARENA.
The New York Knicks have lost 15 straight games and remain the laughingstock of the league. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Amar'e Stoudemire is averaging 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 11.3 points and 2.7 assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 38.6 percent from the field and Jose Calderon is dishing 4.2 assists. The New York Knicks have had issues offensively all season, but they’re now allowing 50.5 percent shooting from the field and 42.4 percent from deep defensively in their last five games. The Knicks are a complete mess right now. Carmelo Anthony is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last six games and are hoping to improve in the playoff standings. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 18.2 points and 5.1 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is shooting 41 percent from the field and Khris Middleton is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are playing lights out defense as of late, allowing 39.3 percent shooting from the field and 24.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Bucks have won seven of their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points. Ersan Ilyasova and Kenyon Martin are questionable for this game with injuries.
The Knicks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Are the Knicks still an NBA team? I don't think so.. Look for the Bucks to win by double digits.