New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Betting preview, predictions

Quentin Grimes, NY Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Quentin Grimes, NY Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports /

The New York Knicks aren’t going to get any easy wins anytime soon.

After getting embarrassed by the #1 seed  Miami Heat on Wednesday, the Knicks will travel to Milwaukee to take on the defending champion Bucks at 10 p.m. EST.

This game comes at a time when the Knicks are fighting to make any sort of progress in the standings but have been completely stuck in the mud.

New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Betting preview

According to Wynnbet, the New York Knicks are entering this game as 9 point road underdogs.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be whopping 9 point home favorites.

The Knicks moneyline is set at +310 and the Bucks are set at -400.

The over/under for total points scored is set at 215.

Clearly, sportsbooks are starting to recognize that the Knicks should not only be treated as underdogs, but they have a hard time simply keeping games close with great teams.

New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Predictions

The Knicks were never expected to be in the same tier as the defending champion Bucks this season, but perhaps earlier in the year, they could have been able to keep the game close.

There is just not a lot clicking for this New York Knicks team.

Their problems have been frequently discussed, and while a lot of the blame falls on key players (particularly Julius Randle) there seems to be a much large disconnect that’s infected the team.

The Bucks are actually coming off a difficult loss to an upstart Cleveland Cavaliers team the other night.

Don’t expect the Bucks to let this game slip away.

Giannis Anteokounmpo downed a bucket of wings in his postgame press conference and you know he’s going to be ready to feast on a Knicks team that doesn’t have the best personnel to defend him.

I’d expect the Bucks defense to really give the Knicks fits with Antetokounmpo to have a big game in a Bucks win where they cover the 9 point spread.

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