New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+4)
The New York Knicks (23-22) head to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (29-14). New York opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 221.5.
The New York Knicks faced the Washington Wizards and notched a win by a score of 106-102 in their last game. New York finished the game having earned a 36.6% FG percentage (34 of 93) and converted 7 of 28 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Knicks knocked down 31 of 42 shots for a rate of 73.8%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 55 with 18 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With regard to defense, New York let their opponent shoot 46.3% from the field on 37 out of 80 shooting. Washington doled out 26 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. Moreover, Washington snagged 46 rebounds (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Washington finished the contest at 60.6% from the charity stripe by burying 20 of their 33 attempts. They buried 8 out of their 26 attempts from long range.
RJ Barrett is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He scored 24 points on 7 out of 22 shooting. He played 41:56 minutes played and collected 10 rebounds. Barrett went 31.8% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He collected 9 rebounds in 36:52 min played. He shot 31.3% from the field in the matchup by shooting 5-of-16 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Randle collected 4 assists.
New York enters this game with a mark of 23-22 this season. They turn it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.9 fouls per game. As a team, New York is pulling in 46.1 rebounds per game and has totaled 937 dimes so far this year, which ranks 29th in the league in terms of passing. The Knicks are connecting on 37.5% on shots from 3-point land (480 of 1,281) and 76.7% from the free throw line. They average 105.3 pts per game (28th in the NBA) while hitting 45.2% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Knicks are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 6th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,031 surrendered for the season. The Knicks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (563 of 840) and they relinquish 43.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 1st in the league in PPG from their opponents (104.9).
The last time they took the court, the Milwaukee Bucks took home the win by a final score of 121-119 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Bucks were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this game. They also turned it over 16 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Celtics earned 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a rate of 70.0%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee knocked down 17 out of 37 attempts (45.9%). Overall, the Bucks ended up going 45 for 90 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Bucks allowed the Celtics to convert 45 of their 94 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.9% in this matchup. They finished 40.4% from 3-point land by going 19 of 47 and ended up shooting 10 of 10 from the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Boston to get 38 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Khris Middleton pitched in for the Bucks in the game. He buried 11 of 20 in the game for a field goal rate of 55.0%, and had 13 rebounds. Middleton racked up 27 points in his 35:52 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this contest. Someone else who came through for Milwaukee was Donte DiVincenzo. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 31:05 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 5 out of 7 from the floor. DiVincenzo ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor and also earning 17 points and 4 boards.
Milwaukee has a record of 29-14 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bucks are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which ranks them 3rd in basketball. Milwaukee has 5,159 pts on the season (120.0 per game) and they snag 48.6 boards per game. They are getting an assist 26.0 times per contest (10th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest. The Bucks commit 17.5 fouls per contest and they go 74.9% from the free throw line. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 19th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.6. They have allowed 25.0 assists and 43.3 total rebounds per game, which is 18th and 12th in basketball. The Milwaukee defense concedes 37.1% on 3-point shots (610 of 1,646) and opponents are making 78.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-4)
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