An Eastern Conference clash is set for Friday night as the Milwaukee Bucks host the New York Knicks at 10 p.m. ET. Milwaukee had its three-game winning streak snapped in a 115-99 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday night, while New York is coming off a 110-96 loss to Miami. The Bucks should get Grayson Allen back on the court after he served his one-game suspension. New York is wrapping up a three-game road trip on Friday night.
Milwaukee is listed as a nine-point favorite in the latest Bucks vs. Knicks odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points scored is sitting at 217. Before making any Knicks vs. Bucks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Bucks vs. Knicks spread: Bucks -9
- Bucks vs. Knicks over-under: 217 points
Why the Bucks can cover
New York continues to struggle away from home, winning just one of its last six road games. The Knicks have not had much success against Milwaukee either, going 4-14 in the last 18 head-to-head meetings, including a 2-8 mark in their last 10 road games in the series. This is not a good scheduling spot for New York, which is wrapping up a three-game road trip. The Knicks have not shot better than 43 percent from the floor in any of their past four games.
Milwaukee picked up a 112-97 victory in the most recent meeting between these teams, which came on Dec. 12. The Bucks have been one of the NBA's best home teams, going 16-4 in their last 20 games at Fiserv Forum. They are led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is scoring 28.6 points and grabbing 11.2 rebounds per game.
Why the Knicks can cover
New York is coming off a 110-96 loss at Miami in the second game of a three-game road trip that will conclude on Friday night. The Knicks have lost five of their last six games and are 1-5 in their last six road games. They have not shot better than 43 percent from the floor in any of their past four contests.
But there are some reasons for optimism. Guard RJ Barrett is starting to play well though, averaging 22.5 points over his last 13 games. He is shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 43.7 percent from the 3-point arc during that stretch. New York has covered the spread in eight of its last 12 games.
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