New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
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 Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 23-29. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 104.5 points per contest while giving up 105.9 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 27-22. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 105.3, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 27-25-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-24-1 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-23-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-22-1 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
02/01/18 F Jabari Parker Knee is OUT Thursday vs Minnesota; is probable Friday vs New York
01/31/18 PG Eric Bledsoe Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Minnesota
Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 23.1 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Khris Middleton has scored 20.4 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.5 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.37 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.2 per game. The Knicks allow 105.9 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 17th in the NBA with 105.2 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.18. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.6. The Bucks are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Bucks give up 105.3 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 15th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. New York is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Bucks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 8th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% 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.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +4.5
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