New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 11 point favorites.
The Knicks have a regular season record of 1-2. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5 as they average 110.7 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 2-0. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 115.5 points per contest and give up 106.5, which is a point differential of 9.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-0-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/20/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
10/20/18 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
10/20/18 SF Kevin Knox Ankle left last game, is doubtful Monday vs Milwaukee
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/19/18 F Thon Maker Knee is doubtful Monday vs New York
Enes Kanter averages 20.7 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 12 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 25.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.5 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Khris Middleton averages 21 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 20.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. New York averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.5 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game. Milwaukee is 10th in the league with 115.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 53.5 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.5. The Bucks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 19.
The Knicks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 24th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. New York is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league.
Milwaukee is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Bucks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 102.6, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -11
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