NBA Betting Preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks – January 14, 2020

by Cole Paganelli | January 14, 2020 |

The New York Knicks will travel to Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Tuesday night. The Knicks have won just once in their last six games, but it was an upset victory over the Miami Heat Sunday.

The Bucks just keep rolling and will be going for their fourth consecutive win.

Despite Win, Knicks Continue Tough Season

The New York Knicks come into play with a record of 11-29 and they sit 16.5 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Atlantic Division. They have lost five of their last six games, but pulled off an upset Sunday, beating the Miami Heat 124-121.

Julius Randle led the Knicks with 26 points. He scored 11 of those in the fourth quarter. Randle’s great play was on the heels of the death of his grandmother, who passed away earlier in the week.

RJ Barrett added 23 points and five rebounds. Kevin Knox scored 17 points off the bench and Reggie Bullock added 16. The Knicks scored 40 points in the fourth quarter.

Some injury notes include that Marcus Morris missed his fourth straight game due to a neck injury. Frank Ntilikina did not play due to a groin injury. Even with these injuries, the Knicks scored 72 points in the paint against the Heat.

The Knicks are led offensively by Morris, so his absence is noticed. He is averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Randle is averaging nearly a double-double, with 18.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

Barrett is having a solid rookie season, averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. The Knicks are 27th in the league in scoring, averaging 104.9 points per game.

Bucks Continue to Roll

The Milwaukee Bucks come into play with a record of 35-6. They have the best record in the league and lead the Eastern Conference by seven games for home court advantage in the playoffs. They have won three in a row and are on pace for a 70-win season.

The Bucks defeated the Portland Trailblazers Saturday 122-101. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and Khris Middleton scored 30.

Eric Bledsoe added 29 points as the Bucks made 14 three-pointers. Middleton was 4-4 from behind the arc.

Antetokounmpo had 13 points and seven rebounds in just the first quarter, which matched his entire game output against Sacramento the previous night. An interesting stat for the Bucks: they are outscoring opponents by 8.3 points per 100 possessions when Antetokounmpo is on the bench.

Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee in points with 29.8 per game, rebounds with 12.8 per game, and assists with 5.5 per game. Middleton is averaging nearly 20 points per game and is shooting 40.3% from three-point range. Bledsoe is averaging 15.6 points per game. Milwaukee leads the league in scoring, averaging 119.2 points per game.

Betting Lines and Predictions

MyBookie does not have any betting information at the moment, but this is about as big of a mismatch as you’ll see. Take the Bucks and don’t look back.

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