Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 9 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 15-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 10.7 as they average 120.8 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 7-16. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.8 points per contest and give up 113.7, which is a point differential of -5.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-7-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 13-9-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/28/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.3 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.0 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Tim Hardaway averages 22.2 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Enes Kanter averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 120.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.8 per game. The Bucks allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 21st in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Knicks are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Knicks surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Bucks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.3, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
New York is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +9
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