Knicks vs Bucks 1/14/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -16.5
Fiserv Forum is the site where Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks (35-6, 1st in the Central Division) will play the New York Knicks (11-29, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Milwaukee as 16.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.
The Knicks are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 20-20-0 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 56.1% of the time, going 23-18-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/12/20 PF Marcus Morris Neck is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
01/12/20 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Julius Randle averages 18.7 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. RJ Barrett comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Khris Middleton scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 112.8 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA. New York averages 104.9 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest. Milwaukee is 2nd in the NBA with 119.2 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 51.6 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 25.8. The Bucks are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Knicks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 28th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee -16.5 and over 224 total points
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