Saturday, December 5, 2015
BMO Harris Bradley Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The New York Knicks travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 97 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 7-12 and a home record of 5-4. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 95.3 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -7.6.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.8 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Greg Monroe averages 15.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New York averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game. The Knicks allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 95.3 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 22nd with 15.5 per game. The Bucks allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Bucks force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 11-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-12-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-8-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/04/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Detroit
Tony's Pick: Take New York
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks