Wednesday, March 8, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The New York Knicks head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 26-38. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 29-33. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Knicks. He pulls down 6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 17.7 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
New York averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.88 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.7 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 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.29 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 15th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.6. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 34-30-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-36-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-25-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
03/07/17 F Carmelo Anthony Knee missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York +5
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