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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks

December 23, 2023




The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to New York, New York to face the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden with the game scheduled to start at 12:30 PM ET on Saturday afternoon and will air on Bally Sports Wisconsin, MSG, and NBA TV.

 

Milwaukee enters this matchup with the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference, only behind the Boston Celtics, with a record of 21-7 and is on a six-game winning streak following Thursday’s 118-114 win at home against the Orlando Magic. The Bucks have won by an average margin of 12.5 points per game during their win streak.

 

The Bucks have been the 2nd highest-scoring team in the league this season as they enter this game averaging 124.43 points per game, however, they have been a below-average defensive team as they enter this game allowing the 8th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 119.04 points per game.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo remains one of the best players in the NBA and has played a pivotal role in the success of the Bucks this season as he is averaging a double-double on the year with 30.9 points and 11 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to extend their winning streak to seven games when they travel to face the New York Knicks.

 

The New York Knicks are in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-11 while winning four of their last six games and are on a two-game winning streak following Wednesday’s 121-102 win on the road against the Brooklyn Nets. The New York Knicks play at a slower pace than the average NBA team which has led them to allow the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 111.37 points per game, however, they are only averaging 114.7 points per game which is below the league average of 115.22 points per game.

 

Julius Randle has been the best player for the Knicks this season as he is averaging 22.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game this season which is 2nd on the team in the three categories. The New York Knicks will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday afternoon.

 

BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 2-point favorites on the road against the New York Knicks on Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee has won eight of the last ten including the previous eight meetings in the series while going 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups.

 

The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-15-1 ATS overall, 5-5 ATS on the road, and 11-15-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the New York Knicks are 14-11-2 ATS overall, 5-4-1 ATS at home, and 4-6-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.

 

Milwaukee has won the last eight games in the series and has been the better team this season with a record of 21-7 while New York is 16-11. The Bucks are also one of the hottest teams in the NBA as they enter this matchup on a six-game winning streak. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Milwaukee Bucks at -140 when they travel to face the New York Knicks on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Spooky Express Pick: Milwaukee Bucks Moneyline (-140)