Knicks and Bucks Betting Preview: The Bucks are riding an eight game win streak heading into this matchup against the Spurs. The Bucks were struggling early to mid March but have since turned it around. Giannis is averaging 29 points, 11 rebounds and ten assists during the Bucks eight game win streak and the Bucks finally look like they’ve put it all together.
Key role players like Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday have elevated their game in a major way to help the Bucks stay a top three seed in the upper echelon of the eastern conference with a record of 29-14 taking second place from the Brooklyn Nets in the eastern conference.
The Knicks are one of the surprise teams this season, with a record of 22-22 they are the sixth seed in the eastern conference. With a most improved player candidate Julius Randle, who is averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists per game and is the Knicks team leader in points, blocks, rebounds per game and field goal percentage.
The emergence of rookie Immanuel Quickley is another major reason the Knicks are in the position they’re in right now.
New York Knicks Betting Preview
With Mitchell Robinson coming back from a lengthy stay on the IR the Knicks are finally fully healthy and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
The Knicks are right in the thick of the playoff race late in the season for the first time since 2013. Key role players have stepped up late in the season as well like Reggie Bullock and Alec Burks.
Bullock averages 10 points per game but also shoots 40% from three and 41% from the field. He is going to be an important piece for them when the playoffs roll around.
The Knicks are 10-7 as the away underdogs this season and the Bucks are 13-10 as home favorites this season. The Knicks and Bucks have both beaten each other by 20+ points this season making the season series tied at 1-1.
The Knicks need to take care of the ball on offense, rebound and defend the outside shooters in order to win this game, double other players and let Giannis get his points because there’s no one in the NBA who can stop him.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview
The Bucks struggled in early to mid March but have since turned it around winning eight games in a row and keeping the pressure on the Nets and 76ers for the top spot in the eastern conference.
Giannis continues to have yet another MVP caliber season averaging 29, 11 and 6 assists to help the Bucks to their 28-14 record. Khris Middleton has also continued his model of consistency as he’s averaging 20, 6 and 5 assists on the season as Giannis’s right hand man.
The Bucks are a surprisingly mid-tier team when it comes to them against the spread, with a record of 20-22 on the season.
The Bucks have won eight straight games, including one of those wins against this Knicks team. The Bucks have also overlapped the Nets for second place in the east so they’ll look to build on that momentum against the Knicks.
Milwaukee vs. New York odds and lines
(Sportsbook here) has opened the odds with the Bucks favored by 8.5 points with the over/under set at 223.5.
Free pick of the night:
My free pick of the night is the over of 223.5 and Knicks +8.5.