Knicks vs Bucks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/5/23

Milwaukee Bucks (14-6) vs New York Knicks (12-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)

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The New York Knicks pay a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night. Here's a Knicks vs Bucks prediction. 

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have been in great form as they've won 10 of their past 13 games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after routing the Raptors in a 119-106 road win on Friday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 22 points and eight assists, Donte DiVincenzo added 21 points off the bench, Julius Randle tallied 20 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists while Josh Hart chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 50 percent from the field and 16 of 36 from the 3-point line as they traded with the Raptors in a closely contested first half, before they broke free with a 33-20 third quarter push to pull away and keep their win streak alive. Bench scoring was the difference in this one as the Knicks' reserves outscored the Raptors' bench by 52-25.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Julius Randle is one of only three qualified players in the league averaging at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
  • Jalen Brunson ranks 6th amongst qualified players for 3P% (47.4%) this season.

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Milwaukee Bucks

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been in great shape as they've won nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after blowing past the Hawks in a 132-121 home win on Saturday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with a triple-double of 32 points with 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Damian Lillard added 25 points with nine assists, Cameron Payne provided the spark off the bench with 18 points while Malik Beasley chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Bucks shot 59 percent from the field and 14 of 33 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 42 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, but despite those lofty numbers, they couldn't pull away from the Hawks until the fourth quarter.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Damian Lillard ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (92.3%) this season.
  • Brook Lopez ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (93.9).
  • The Bucks have made the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - second-longest active streak in the NBA
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (105.5).
  • The Knicks rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (2.9).

Knicks vs Bucks prediction

The Knicks could be shorthanded here with DaQuan Jeffries and Evan Fournier both questionable, while the Bucks have ruled out Pat Connaughton for this one. We're in for a great contest as both teams are coming into this meeting with winning momentum. The Knicks have been solid from day one, they defend well and always get big games from the underrated Brunson, while the Bucks have continued to pile on the wins despite stumbling at times this season. These two teams have already met once this season and it was the Bucks who triumphed in a 110-105 win thanks to a clutch performance from Lillard, but the Knicks have improved since then and I think they get their revenge in a close one.

Peter’s Pick New York +4.5

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