Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 9.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 42-37. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 27-51. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-42-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 44-34-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 36-42-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 39-37-2 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/05/18 C Enes Kanter Back is OUT Friday vs Miami; is doubtful Saturday vs Milwaukee
04/03/18 F Michael Beasley Illness is "?" Friday vs Miami
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.1 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 10 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Tim Hardaway has scored 17.5 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Courtney Lee averages 11.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 106.6 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.24 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 106.8 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 18th in the NBA with 104.1 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.86. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 23. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Knicks give up 108 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 11th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. 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 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
New York is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Knicks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -9.5
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