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NBA: Bucks vs Knicks Prediction 12/23/2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (21-7) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (16-11) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:30 ET.

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The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

The Bucks won vs. the Magic in their most recent game, ending with a score of 118-114. The start of the second half saw the Bucks in the lead, at 59-56.

With an overall record of 21-7, the Bucks are looking to extend their six game winning streak. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are 17-7 and have gone 4-0 in non-conference matchups across their 28 games.

So far, Milwaukee’s ATS record is below .500 at 12-16. Milwaukee has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 7-11 ATS at home compared to 5-5 on the road.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

Julius Randle led New York with 26 points against the Nets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 46.3% in the game. Donte DiVincenzo also contributed 23 points as the Knicks won by a score of 121-102 vs. the Nets.

So far this season, the Knicks are 16-11 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Knicks are 12-6 compared to 4-5 in non-conference play.

New York has an overall ATS record of 16-11 as they come into today’s game. This season, New York has a 10-5 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 6-6 as underdogs.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Milwaukee is averaging 124.4 points per contest. This figure places them 2nd in the league. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.2 made 3’s per game. One area that the Milwaukee offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 3rd ranked unit in made free-throw per game.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 27 games games, New York is averaging 114.7 points per game (15th). So far, the Knicks are averaging 96.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 23rd in the league in field goal percentage 23rd%.

Bucks Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 119.0 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Bucks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.9% and allowing 34.5% from beyond the arc.

Knicks Team Defense

Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 7 rank in the NBA, allowing 111.4 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 54.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.0% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Bucks And Knicks

In today’s game, we anticipate Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the scoring for the Bucks, contributing 20 points while shooting 8/12 from the field. This season, he is averaging 30.9 points per game along with 11 boards.

On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.2% and is averaging 25.3 points per contest.

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  • In their last ten games away from home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 122 points per game in these contests.
  • The Knicks are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that New York was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Bucks have an overall record of 3-0 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Bucks vs Knicks Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Knicks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 243.5 and given that our model is projecting 226 points between the teams, we like the under.

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