Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks - 1/14/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Knicks (11-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (35-6)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -16.5 -- Over/Under:
The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Marcus Morris is averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 18.7 points and 9.1 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Mitchell Robinson is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.8 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost one home game since October 28.
The Knicks are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS win. The Bucks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games, 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 2 days rest and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 home games. The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are winning games at an insane clip, but they've left some meat on the bone in terms of covering numbers, which includes a 7-11 ATS record as a double-digit favorite. The New York Knicks have quietly played some improved basketball over the last couple of weeks and they've been able to sneak in some covers here and there as well. Past meetings haven't gone well for the Knicks, but I have a hard time leaving this many free points on the table. Give me the free buckets.