New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 28, 2022

The Milwaukee Bucks have hit a rough patch and are just 2-7 against the spread over their last nine games.

New York
37-45
AT
January 28, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
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Milwaukee
51-31
Pointspread +9 -110
Moneyline +325
Over / Under o +216.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

Pointspread -9 -110
Moneyline -425
Over / Under u +216.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

The Bucks and Knicks will both be looking to get back in the win column when they meet in Milwaukee on Friday night.  The Bucks have fallen to sixth place in the Eastern Conference and are coming off a 115-99 loss in Cleveland on Wednesday.  The Knicks sit 11th in the East and lost 110-96 in Miami on Wednesday.

Milwaukee is an 8.5-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 217.5.

Knicks vs. Bucks NBA Betting Odds

This is the fourth and final regular season meeting between these teams this season.  The Knicks won the first game in Milwaukee, while the Bucks won the next two in New York.  Roughly 75 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are riding with Milwaukee on Friday, while a similar split is favouring the Over.  It’s worth noting, the last four games in this head-to-head series have gone Under.

New York comes into this contest with losses in five of their last six games.  They’re 24-25 against the spread for the season, with covers in 12 of 23 road dates.  The total has gone Under in the Knicks’ last five games against Central Division opponents.

While Milwaukee is currently in a slump, they’ve still managed to win 16 of their last 20 home games.  They haven’t been a great cover option this year, however, going 21-29 ATS overall and 9-16 ATS at home.

New York Knicks

New York’s big guns were nowhere to be seen in Wednesday’s loss.  Julius Randle, who averages a team-high 18.7 points per game, finished with just 11 points against Miami and was minus-34.  RJ Barrett (17 points), Kemba Walker (seven points) and Evan Fournier (seven points) were a combined minus-93 for the game as the Knicks trailed by as much as 30 in the third quarter.  Obadiah Toppin finished with a team-high 18 points.  It was the third time in four games and the fourth in six that New York failed to score more than 96 points.

Derrick Rose is expected to be out of the lineup until late next month after undergoing ankle surgery on Dec. 24.  Nerlens Noel (knee) and Mitchell Robinson (ankle) are both listed as questionable against the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee’s latest loss against Cleveland dropped the team to just 2-7 ATS over their last nine appearances.  Turnovers proved costly on Wednesday, with the Cavs picking up 31 points on the Bucks’ 19 turnovers.  Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 26 points and nine rebounds, but he also committed seven of those costly turnovers.  Bobby Portis and Khris Middleton combined for 43 points, while Jrue Holiday finished with just four points, missing seven of his nine attempts from the field.

Grayson Allen is expected to be back in the lineup on Friday after serving a one-game suspension for a flagrant-2 foul agains Chicago’s Alex Caruso, who is now expected to miss two months with a fractured wrist.  Wesley Matthews is listed as probable on Friday after missing the Cleveland game with a bruised knee.

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