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Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks - 1/14/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, WI
The Line
MIL -16.5 . Total
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The New York Knicks are on the road for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.  The Knicks are (11-29), coming off a 124-121 win over the Miami Heat.  The Bucks are (35-6), after getting past the Portland Trail Blazers, 122-101.

In the Knicks win over the Heat, New York was guided on offense by Julius Randle.  Randle was 10 of 21 from the floor, connecting on 5 foul shots, finishing with 26 points and 8 rebounds.  New York shot 52% from the floor and 29% from 3-point range.  The Knicks out rebounded Miami, 45 to 44.  The Knicks were able to get the home win, thanks to their inside the paint presence.  The Knicks out scored the Heat, 72 to 46 in the paint.

In the Bucks win over the Trail Blazers, Milwaukee was led on offense by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Antetokounmpo secured a double-double, totaling 32 points, 17 rebounds, while adding 6 assists.  The Bucks shot 45% from the floor and 37% from 3-point range.  Milwaukee out rebounded Portland, 68 to 56.  The Bucks had an assist to turnover ratio of 21 to 10.  Milwaukee forced 13 turnovers in the win.

Recent Betting Trends:

Knicks are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Bucks.

The over is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 games.

Bucks are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Bucks are 5-0 SU in their last 5 home games.

The under is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 vs the Knicks.

The Knicks snapped their 5 game losing streak with the win over the Heat.  The Bucks have won 8 of their last 9 games.  Milwaukee has been outstanding at home, having gone 18-2.  The Bucks have won 9 of the last 10 matchups against New York.  The Bucks have the 2nd highest scoring offense, while the Knicks rank 27th in offensive production.  The Bucks offense should be able to take advantage of a Knicks defense that ranks 30th in 3-point defense and 19th in scoring defense.  Final score prediction, Bucks will win and cover, 123-102.

Pick:
MILWAUKEE BUCKS -16.5
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