New York Knicks (1-2 ) vs Milwaukee Bucks (2-0)Date : 10/22/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Fiserv Forum
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks will welcome the Knicks to Fiserv Forum the Bucks are coming off a win against the Pacers making it their second straight win this season while the Knicks are coming off two heartbreak losses against the Nets and the Celtics. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET
New York Knicks's Latest Performance :
The Knicks are coming off a lost against the Celtics at home in the last game. Despite the loss, it was great to see the young Knicks going neck to neck against a contender like the Celtics. Tim Hardaway Jr. made 8-of-21 from the field for 24 points during a 103-101 loss to the Celtics on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal, and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Hardaway has the green light from coach David Fizdale he is the focal point of the Knicks offense. Kevin Knox went down in an injury and is expected to make his return in a weeks time it is a huge blow for the Knicks who has looked promising in the three games that they played. The Knicks will have to find a way to contain Giannis from having a good game.
Player to watch: Allonzo Trier, with Knox out of the rotation, Trier will get an opportunity to play in his role against the Bucks. He scored 15 points in his last time out against the Celtics.
Milwaukee Bucks 's Latest Performance :
The Bucks are undefeated the start the regular season, they are coming off a victory against the Pacers in their brand new arena Fiserv Forum. Leading the charge for the Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 26 points shooting 12-of-23 from the floor. He was dominating the paint like always, he still needs to work on his outside range as he missed all seven of his attempted threes. Once he has figured out his shooting touch no one can stop him. Khris Middleton remains hot from distance as he was able to hit 5 for 7 from beyond the arch. He complements Giannis game because he would be taking the majority of threes in the game. Going up against the Knicks they must be aware that the Knicks like to push the tempo so they will have to play in transition to prevent easy buckets on the break.
Player to watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo, he has yet to hit a three this season I am going to make a bold prediction that he will finally get one to drop against the Knicks. He has been great for the Bucks with two games in, the sky is the limit for Giannis because he is only going to get better.
How New York Knicks & Milwaukee Bucks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Milwaukee Bucks
My reason for the pick :
The Knicks will have no answer for Giannis as they will drop their third game in a row. Giannis will have his way on offense despite the Knicks throwing multiple bodies at him taking turns stopping him Giannis will find his way around them. The Bucks are playing their second game in the new arena so it will be hard for them to lose this game at home. For the Knicks, they are playing without rookie Kevin Knox with him, not on the floor makes it hard for the team to run their regular offense. Hardaway will have a decent game but his effort won’t be enough to overcome the Bucks who remains undefeated.
Betting trends for New York Knicks:
- Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
Betting trends for Milwaukee Bucks :
- Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.