Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 1.5 point favorites. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 17-16. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 16-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 108.5, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.8 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Milwaukee averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.7 per game. The Bucks allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
New York averages 105.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 19th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.4 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 16-17-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-12-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 20-14-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 18-16-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/26/16 G Rashad Vaughn Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
01/03/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. New York
01/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Finger "?" Wednesday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
01/03/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1.5
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