New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 4/7/2024

The New York Knicks (45-32) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (47-30) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on NBA. Both the Knicks and Bucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Bulls, Jalen Brunson was the top scorer for the Knicks’ offense, scoring 35 points and shooting 13/28 from the field. Miles McBride contributed 19 points, but New York lost the game 108-100.

With a 45-32 overall record, the Knicks will take on the Bucks. Over their last three games, the Knicks are 1-2. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are 5th and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.

Presently, New York boasts an ATS record of 42-34, which is above .500 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Knicks hold an ATS record of 20-17 in contrast to a 22-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Damian Lillard led Milwaukee with 36 points against the Raptors, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43.6% in the game. Khris Middleton put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Milwaukee ended up losing the game with a final score of 117-111.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Knicks, the Bucks have an overall record of 47-30 and are hoping to end a three game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are 2nd and are also leading the Central division.

Milwaukee has an ATS record of 33-44 for this season, which includes their current three game losing streak against the spread. The Bucks have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 5-7 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

The Knicks come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 112.3 points per game.

So far this season, the Knicks have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 21st in scoring at 112.3 points per game. On the road, they have been slightly better, averaging 113.7 points per game.

In terms of pace, the Knicks are the slowest team in the league, averaging just 94.9 possessions per game. This has led to them being 29th in assists at 24.3 per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 12th in both makes and attempts at 13.1 and 36 per game, respectively. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (17th).

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Bucks’ offense is rated 3rd in the league in scoring, averaging 119.9 points per contest.

At home, the Bucks are averaging 122.0 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in the league at 119.9 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.6% of their games.

When it comes to pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 48% from the field, which is 7th in the NBA.

So far, the Bucks have made an average of 14.3 three-pointers per game, which is 4th in the league. They are also 5th in free throw attempts at 24.3 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

At present, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 2nd, allowing 107.9 points per game. Most recently, the Knicks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 108 points to the Bulls.

Bucks Team Defense

For the season, Milwaukee is sitting 22nd in terms of points allowed per game (116.8). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.4% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Knicks And Bucks

For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Brunson to lead the scoring for the Knicks, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/21. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo is our projected leading scorer for the Bucks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 31 and grabbing 12 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 61.3% and is averaging 30.7 points per contest.

Knicks vs Bucks Trends

  • Across the Knicks last three road games, the team averaged 108 points per game while allowing 115. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Across their five previous home games, Milwaukee has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 109 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, New York has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Bucks have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 0-3.

Knicks vs Bucks Prediction

Not only do we have the Bucks winning this one by a score of 115-109, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bucks at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220.5, and our model predicts the Knicks and Bucks to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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