New York Knicks (23-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (27-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 23.1 points and 6.6 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.5 points and 2.9 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a win here after winning five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 10.3 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won three straight home games.
The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 Friday games. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee, the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks aren't a team I'm trying to get behind, especially with them being on the end of a back to back and getting waxed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, the New York Knicks are one of the worst road teams in the NBA, getting outscored by three points on the season and allowing 47.5 percent shooting. The Bucks have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Knicks. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.