Bucks vs Knicks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 27, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks (1-1) visit the New York Knicks (0-2) as big, favorites after Khris Middleton went off for 31 points in the Bucks’ 138-99 victory over the Warriors. The matchup airs on MSG at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 27, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs Knicks Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 27

Bucks: None

Knicks:
Austin Rivers: Day To Day (Groin),
Obi Toppin: Out (Calf),
Omari Spellman: Day To Day (Right knee),
Immanuel Quickley: Day To Day (Hip)

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Bucks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 63 29.5 13.6 5.6 1.0 1.0 1.4
Khris Middleton 62 20.9 6.2 4.3 0.9 0.1 2.4
Jrue Holiday 61 19.1 4.8 6.7 1.6 0.8 2.0
Brook Lopez 68 12.0 4.6 1.5 0.7 2.4 1.5
Bryn Forbes 63 11.2 2.0 1.7 0.5 0.0 2.3

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 64 19.5 9.7 3.1 0.8 0.3 1.0
Alec Burks 48 16.1 4.7 3.1 1.0 0.4 1.8
RJ Barrett 56 14.3 5.0 2.6 1.0 0.3 1.1
Alec Burks 18 12.2 3.1 2.1 0.7 0.0 1.8
Elfrid Payton 45 10.0 4.7 7.2 1.6 0.4 0.3

Shooting Trends

  • The Bucks made 47.4% of their shots from the field last season, which was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Knicks allowed to their opponents (46.3%).
  • Milwaukee had a 35-19 record against the spread and a 47-7 straight-up record in games it shot higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • New York went 25-12-1 against the spread and 18-21 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 47.4% from the field.
  • The Knicks shot at a 44.8% clip from the field last season, 3.1 percentage points above the 41.7% shooting opponents of the Bucks averaged.
  • Last season, New York had a 27-16-1 record against the spread and an 18-27 record overall in games the team collectively shot above 41.7% from the field.
  • When Milwaukee’s opponents shot greater than 44.8% from the field last season, it was 37-21 against the spread and 48-10 overall.
  • The Bucks’ 35.5% three-point shooting percentage last season was 2.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Knicks shot from deep (38.1%).
  • Milwaukee had a 20-9 record against the spread and a 26-3 record overall when the team knocked down more than 38.1% of its three-point shots.
  • New York put up a 19-6-1 against the spread while going 13-14 overall in games last season when its opponents shot better than 35.5% from deep.
  • The Knicks shot 33.7% from beyond the arc last season. That’s 2.1 percentage points lower than the Bucks allowed their opponents to shot from deep (35.8%).
  • New York went 18-6-1 against the spread and 11-15 overall when shooting over 35.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Milwaukee had a 24-10 ATS record and a 30-4 straight-up record in games last season it shot better than 33.7% from three-point distance.
  • The Bucks’ 13.7 made three-pointers per game last season were 4.1 more made shots on average than the 9.6 per game the Knicks allowed.
  • When Milwaukee made more three-pointers than its opponents last season, it went 27-11 against the spread and 33-5 overall. When New York was out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it was 21-24-1 ATS and 15-32 straight up.
  • The Knicks made the fewest three-pointers in the league a season ago, while the Bucks allowed the most makes from beyond the arc.

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Bucks vs Knicks Stat Rankings

Bucks Rank Bucks AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
1st 117.8 Points Scored 105.8 29th
8th 108.7 Points Allowed 112.3 18th
1st 51.1 Rebounds 46.5 5th
25th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 12 1st
4th 13.7 3pt Made 9.6 30th
6th 25.7 Assists 22.1 27th
25th 14.6 Turnovers 13.9 13th

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