New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (25-4) at New York Knicks (7-22)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +12.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.7 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing 3.1 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven straight road games.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Marcus Morris is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 17.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Mitchell Robinson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six home games.
The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 12-25 ATS in their last 37 games as a home underdog and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The under is 12-4 in Knicks last 16 home games. The Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in New York.
The New York Knicks continue to be the punching bag for teams around the league, and they're fresh off a loss last night in Miami, so now you have to factor in tired legs for this matchup. The Milwaukee Bucks are winning by an average of 11.2 points on the road and already beat the Knicks this month by a score of 132-88. Big chalk can be tricky in the NBA, but it's the Bucks or pass. The New York Knicks get no action these days.