Bucks vs Knicks Predictions: Knicks Are Hoping to Build on Their Four-Game Win Streak

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated January 9, 2023
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  • The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to find some consistency after dropping six of their last 10 games!
  • The New York Knicks are hoping to build on their four-game win streak!
  • The Bucks are 2-0 against the Knicks this season.

Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks Odds and Predictions

The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks are both looking to improve their position in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks are currently third in the Eastern Conference, owning a 25-14 record and a 9-9 road record. The Knicks are seventh in the East with a 22-18 record but a 10-10 home record.

The Knicks and Bucks have played twice already this season and Milwaukee have come out as the winners both times. Both teams will be missing key players as Milwaukee are without Khris Middleton and New York are without RJ Barrett. These teams are still strong enough to put on an exciting game, and the stars are sure to determine the outcome.

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Head-to-Head: Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks

Milwaukee Bucks
Head-to-HeadNew York Knicks
Mike BudenholzerHead CoachTom Thibodeau
25-14 (3rd in East)Standing22-18 (6th in East)
L-W-W-LFormW-W-W-W
111.6 (23rd of 30)Off Rtg115.1 (9th of 30)
110.4 (3rd of 30)Def Rtg112.2 (9th of 30)
99.7 (14th of 30)Pace97.9 (23rd of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

G. Antetokounmpo (32.0)PPGJ. Randle (24.4)
G. Antetokounmpo (11.8)RPGJ. Randle (10.0)
J. Holiday (7.1)APGJ. Brunson (6.6)
J. Holiday (1.5)SPGJ. Brunson, I. Quickley (1.0)
B. Lopez (2.6)BPGM. Robinson (1.8)
G. Antetokounmpo (.530)/G. Antetokounmpo (11.3)FG%/FGMJ. Sims (.779)/J. Randle (8.1)
B. Lopez (.384)/J. Holiday (2.3)3P%/3PMJ. Brunson (.380)/J. Randle (2.7)

Injury Report

PlayerTeamDateStatusInfo
Khris MiddletonMilwaukee Bucks06 Jan 2023Out (Knee)Middleton was OUT for Milwaukee's Friday (Jan 6) game.
RJ BarrettNew York Knicks28 Dec 2022Out (Finger)There is no timetable for Barrett's return after suffering a hand injury.

Spread: Milwaukee Bucks (-140) @ WynnBet

So far this season, the New York Knicks have been dominated by the Milwaukee Bucks in their season series. When they face off against each other, the Knicks will look to earn their first win in three games against the Bucks. The Bucks will be trying to use this game against the Knicks as a springboard for some improved form.

Milwaukee may not be the most impressive offensive team this year, but they hold their opponents to 111.2 points per game (9th in the NBA) on 45.3% from the field (9th in the NBA), while also collecting 49.3 rebounds per game (1st in the NBA). The Knicks are defensively adept as well, holding their opponents to 111.3 points per game (10th in the NBA) on 45.2% shooting from the field (2nd in the NBA) and 34.1% from three-point range (1st in the NBA). This is sure to be a hard-fought battle, with both teams willing to use its entire scoring complement.

In their last meeting, the Bucks defeated the Knicks 109-103. Both teams were dreadful offensively, with neither side shooting above 43% from the field or above 28.6% from three-point range. While the Knicks have been in excellent form, the Bucks' paint defense and finishing ability should help them maintain their streak over the Knicks.

Total: Over 221.0 (-110) @ BetRivers

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Both the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks are likely known for their defense more than they're known for their offense. When they face off against each other, BetRivers has the teams at a -110 to clear 221.0 points combined. It's a very low combined total, especially considering both teams average a combined total that clears 221.0.

The Milwaukee Bucks currently average a total score of 223.6 points per game on a plus-1.2 point differential. The New York Knicks average a combined points total of 225.5 points per game on a plus-2.9 point differential. Both teams excel on the defensive end, but this matchup should see these two teams have an interesting scoring battle in the paint.

These teams cleared 221.0 in their first meeting but fell short by nine points in their last meeting. Part of that struggle was due to the pair combining to shoot 16 of 65 from three-point range. Given that these teams combine to convert on 25.1 threes per game on average, expect the last game to have been an outlier and for them to clear 221.0 on the night.

How to Watch Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks

  • Who: Milwaukee Bucks & New York Knicks
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • When: 7:30 PM EST, Monday, January 9, 2023
  • How to Watch: Bally Sports WI, MSG Network, NBA League Pass (Stream)
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