Knicks vs. Bucks - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (15-23) at New York Knicks (18-20)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, MSG
The Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks meet Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a nice win after losing five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 16.8 points and 3.8 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Jerryd Bayless and Miles Plumlee are questionable.
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The New York Knicks look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.6 points and 1.8 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing eight rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.2 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I continue to fade the Bucks, as I don't like what I see from them on either side of the ball. The Knicks are rolling right now, especially at home. I'll eat the reasonable number here.