Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 1/3/2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Madison Square Garden in New York City
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The Milwaukee Bucks will be going for their fourth road win in a row when they take on the New York Knicks on Sunday night. In their first game against each other this season, the Bucks were able to defeat the Knicks 117-113 at home.
On Friday, the Bucks had their two-game winning streak snapped when the Indiana Pacers came into town and beat them 94-91. The Bucks were only able to make seven of their 24 three-point attempts in that loss and finished with a 42.7 field goal percentage.
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Through 34 games this season, the Bucks have scored less than 100 points per game and are near the bottom of the league in rebounding. Small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 12 points per game while making just under 50 percent of his field goal attempts.
On Friday night, the Knicks scored a combined 32 points in the middle quarters against the Detroit Pistons and ended up being blown out 97-81 at home. They did make 10 of their 24 three-pointers in that loss, but they ended up with a very low 35.2 field goal percentage.
The Knicks have struggled on both ends of the court this season and are currently in the bottom five in both scoring and rebounding. All-Star small forward Carmelo Anthony has been their most consistent player this season by averaging 23.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Veteran power forward Amar'e Stoudemire leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 per game.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
Milwaukee Bucks are 23-10-1 Against the Spread
Milwaukee Bucks are 15-19-0 against the Over/Under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
New York Knicks are 12-22-1 Against the Spread
New York Knicks are 17-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/17/14 F Jabari Parker Ankle out for season
10/25/14 F Damien Inglis Foot out indefinitely
01/03/15 F Ersan Ilyasova Concussion expected to miss Sunday vs. New York
01/03/15 C Larry Sanders Illness out indefinitely
New York Knicks
12/13/14 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder out indefinitely
01/03/15 F Amar'e Stoudemire Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Milwaukee
01/03/15 C Andrea Bargnani Calf injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Milwaukee
01/03/15 F Carmelo Anthony Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Milwaukee
01/03/15 C Samuel Dalembert Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Milwaukee
01/03/15 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Concussion is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Milwaukee
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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