Sunday, January 10, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 15-23 and a road record of 5-16. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 18-20 and a home record of 9-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 99.4, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.1 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Milwaukee averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
New York averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-16-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 23-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 19-18-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/09/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New York
01/09/16 C Miles Plumlee Knee "?" Sunday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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