Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 4 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 29-23. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 104.7 points per contest while giving up 104.9 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-31. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-25-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-25-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-26-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-26-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
02/05/18 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Foot left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New York
02/05/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New York
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/05/18 PG Frank Ntilikina Knee injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Milwaukee
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Khris Middleton averages 20.1 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 22.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tim Hardaway averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.21 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 39 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Bucks allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 20th in the league with 104.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.41. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Knicks surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 9th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
New York is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Knicks are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4
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