- In the Knicks vs Bucks odds, Milwaukee is a 6-point home favorite on Friday, October 28
- Milwaukee is 2-0 straight up at home this season, while New York is 0-1 SU on the road
- Below, see the Knicks vs Bucks predictions and best bets for Friday’s game
Both the New York Knicks (3-1, 3-1 ATS) and Milwaukee Bucks (3-0, 3-0 ATS) are off to fast starts to the 2022-23 NBA regular season. However, while the Bucks are cooking at home, the Knicks are still in search of their first road win of the season.
Milwaukee might not be the best place for New York to set out in search of that initial away triumph. The Knicks are 2-9 straight up in their last 11 visits to Milwaukee. However, look at that window with more recency and it’s New York that left town a winner in two of the last three visits to face the Bucks.
Oddsmakers are choosing to believe in playing the long game. In Friday’s game they’re setting the Bucks as 6-point home favorites. Both New York and Milwaukee are coming into this game riding three-game winning streaks.
Knicks vs Bucks Odds
|New York Knicks||+6 (-110)||+205||O 224 (-110)|
|Milwaukee Bucks||-6 (-110)||-250||U 224 (-110)|
Odds as of October 27 at Caesars Sportsbook. Claim the Caesars Sportsbook promo code to bet on the NBA.
The Bucks opened up as 6-point favorites in the NBA odds, and the spread has stayed there. The contest features a 224-point total. The game is being broadcast by NBA League Pass in the USA and Canada.
Tip-off is scheduled for 8 pm ET at the Fiserv Forum. All but three of Milwaukee’s last 15 games have gone under.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The Knicks signed guard Jalen Brunson to run the team’s offense, and the early returns are encouraging. Brunson is dishing out a team-leading 8.5 assists per game and netting 20.0 points per game.
Jalen Brunson is so cold 🥶 pic.twitter.com/C7fcSOqyse
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) October 27, 2022
Power forward Julius Randle is pacing the team in scoring (20.3 PPG) and rebounds (8.8 RBG). New York is fifth in the NBA in offensive rating (117.90).
Knicks SG Quentin Grimes will be missing Friday’s game with a foot injury. New York was 14-29 SU as a betting underdog last season. The Knicks are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 games as a betting underdog against the Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
Three games into the season, two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is looking like himself. He’s pouring in 36.0 points per game, while pulling down 13.3 rebounds per game. Antetokounmpo is currently the +675 second betting choice in the NBA MVP odds. He scored 44 points in just 28 minutes of floor time against the Houston Rockets.
On Saturday, Giannis became the first player in Bucks History to score 44+ points in 28 minutes or less.
That's also just the 5th time in NBA History that a player has scored 44 points or more in less than 28 minutes. pic.twitter.com/auw2HQwdIB
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 25, 2022
Center Brock Lopez, limited to 13 games last season by a back injury, is leading the NBA with 4.3 blocks per game. SF Khris Middleton (wrist) and SG Pat Connaughton (calf) are out for Milwaukee. Both are expected to miss the first few weeks of the NBA season.
At +600, Milwaukee, the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are the co-top betting choices in the NBA championship odds. The Bucks were 45-21 SU last season as a betting favorite.
Knicks vs Bucks Prediction
In the midst of a six-game homestead, the Bucks have already held two of three opponents this season under 100 points. They’re leading the NBA in defensive rating (99.25). The Knicks were the NBA’s #6 defensive team last season, allowing 106.6 points per game.
Four of the last five games between these two teams saw the under be the winning play on the total. Milwaukee is also 2-6 on the total over the past eight home games.
Top 5 & Bottom 5 teams at defending the 3 based on 3FG% (per @SynergySST)
1. Clippers (27.5%)
30. Pacers pic.twitter.com/8zFmZu5nbT
— Coast 2 Coast (@Coast2CoastNBA) October 27, 2022
The Knicks are 4-8 on the total over the last 12 games. The losing team has been held to fewer than 100 points in three of the last five games between these clubs.
Milwaukee is 15-4 SU in the last 19 meetings with the Knicks. The Bucks are 9-3 against the spread in the last 12 games against the Knicks.
Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -6 (-110)
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