The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday to take on the New York Knicks. This is the third of five-straight road games for the Bucks after securing a win against the Sixers last Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Knicks are also fresh off their 103-96 road win against the Sixers before hosting Wednesday’s game.
NitroBetting puts together a complete preview of this Bucks vs. Knicks contest. Find event information, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds below. Furthermore, we go the distance and share timely betting trends and predictions that bring you closer to the best picks. Check out more sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Bucks vs. Knicks Game Information
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- When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks) / 98.7 FM ESPN (Knicks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (+3.5) / Knicks (-3.5)
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Bucks avoided a three-game losing streak after securing a 118-109 road win against the Sixers. They now have four wins under their belt. This gives the team more confidence as they play another road game. It’s also their chance to hit back after losing a home game to the Knicks a few weeks back.
As a team, the Bucks average 106.7 points (19th) on a 51.1 field goal percentage (21st). They record sub-par shooting from the three-point line with a 33.4% average (19th). Defensively, the Bucks allow 108.6 opponent points per game (19th). Moreover, the side averages 9.9 offensive rebounds (17th) and 35.6 defensive rebounds (15th) per game. These aren’t the numbers we expect from the defending champs, but there’s still time to recover and improve before the All-Star break.
Giannis continues to dominate the Bucks’ scoring and rebounds. He put up 31 points and 16 rebounds in his most recent outing. The forward leads his team in points (27.0), rebounds (11.1), and assists (6.0) per game.
We expect Giannis to lead the charge as three starters remain out of the lineup, including Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, and Brook Lopez. Meanwhile, Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, and Bobby Portis are expected to fill the starting positions this Wednesday.
Why Bet on the New York Knicks?
The Knicks currently hold a 7-4 record and are tied with the Cavs and the Nets in the Eastern Conference. After a string of impressive performances on the road, head coach Tom Thibodeau and his squad will try to secure its third home victory of the season.
The team averages 111.7 points per game and is the third-best record in the league right now. That said, they record a 53.2% effective field goal percentage (seventh) and are impressive from beyond the arc with 35.6% three-point shooting (fifth).
Defensively, the Knicks allow 109.4 opponent points (22nd). They are one of the best rebounding teams right now. The side averages 55.1 total rebounds (sixth) and 5.9 blocks per game (eighth). Julius Randle plays a huge role on this end of the court. The forward holds a team-high 11.0 rebounds per game. Furthermore, he leads the Knicks in points (22.5) and assists (5.6).
Julius Randle is anticipated to lead the charge. He will work with the trio of R.J Barrett, Derrick Rose, and Kemba Walker. All starters are healthy for Wednesday’s game, save for Mitchell Robinson who is currently day-to-day following a hip injury.
Bucks vs. Knicks Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season road games against the Knicks (5-5 ATS).
- The Bucks are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season road games (5-5 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Bucks’ last five regular-season games at Madison Square Garden.
- The Knicks are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season games at home (4-6 ATS).
- The Knicks are 2-3 in the last five regular-season home games against the Bucks (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went under six times in the Knicks’ last ten regular-season games at Madison Square Garden.
Bucks vs. Knicks Expert Betting Prediction
New York is one of the more pleasant surprises since last season. The team significantly improved since the arrival of Tom Thibodeau. This time around, they have more firepower and are ready to challenge the top contenders. But the Bucks won’t make it easy for the Knicks. We expect a close game between the two, which means covering the spread is doable for the visitors. If they can work around their injuries, we anticipate an action-packed clash between the two.
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