Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 12


By Lester Mackay | December 11, 2021, 7:37 pm

In a contest featuring one of the hottest squads in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks (17-10, 8-2 in their last 10) face the New York Knicks (12-14) at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2021. The Bucks are favorites by 4.5 points. The matchup’s over/under is set at 217.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks in which the Bucks are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Milwaukee Vs. New York Moneyline Betting Action

Bucks vs Knicks Moneyline Action
Bucks Knicks
Bet % 69% 31%
Stake % 74% 26%

Bucks stats and betting info

Betting trends for Milwaukee

  • So far this season, Milwaukee has compiled an 11-16-0 record against the spread.
  • The Bucks have a 7-10 record against the spread this season when favored by 4.5 points or more.
  • A total of 11 of Milwaukee’s 27 games with a set total have hit the over (40.7%).
  • This season, 15 of Milwaukee’s 27 games have gone over Sunday’s over/under of 217 points.
  • On average, the Bucks have seen a 219.9 over/under in their games this season, 2.9 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Bucks have compiled a 16-6 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 72.7% of those games).
  • Milwaukee has a 12-4 record (winning 75% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -194 or shorter.
  • The Bucks have a 66.0% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.

Key players for Milwaukee

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 27.6 PTS, 11.8 REB, 5.7 AST, 1.1 STL, 1.7 BLK, 53.4 FG%, 29.5 3PT% (28-for-95)
  • Bobby Portis: 15.4 PTS, 9 REB, 1.1 BLK, 47.2 FG%, 40.6 3PT% (41-for-101)
  • Jrue Holiday: 15.9 PTS, 6.1 AST, 1.3 STL, 46.1 FG%, 35.6 3PT% (37-for-104)
  • Khris Middleton: 18.2 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.1 STL, 41.1 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (42-for-119)
  • Pat Connaughton: 12.2 PTS, 49.8 FG%, 43.3 3PT% (74-for-171)

Bucks Injuries: Donte DiVincenzo: Out (Foot), Wesley Matthews: Out (Health and Safety Protocols), Semi Ojeleye: Out (Calf), Brook Lopez: Out (Back), George Hill: Day To Day (Knee)

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Knicks stats and betting info

Betting trends for New York

  • Milwaukee has an 11-16-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bucks are 7-10 against the spread when favored by 4.5 points or more this season.
  • Milwaukee games have gone over the point total in 11 out of 27 opportunities (40.7%).
  • In New York’s 26 games this season, nine have finished with more combined scoring than Sunday’s total of 217.
  • The over/under for this game is 3.7 points more than the average over/under in Knicks’ games this season (213.3 points).
  • The Knicks have been underdogs in nine games this season and won three (33.3%) of those contests.
  • New York has a record of 1-3 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +164 on the moneyline.
  • The Knicks have a 37.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.

Key players for New York

  • Julius Randle: 19.5 PTS, 10.0 REB, 5.2 AST, 43.0 FG%, 33.1 3PT% (45-for-136)
  • RJ Barrett: 15.1 PTS, 40.2 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (47-for-133)
  • Alec Burks: 11.3 PTS, 1.2 STL, 40.4 FG%, 41.5 3PT% (51-for-123)
  • Derrick Rose: 12.1 PTS, 44.9 FG%, 39.5 3PT% (32-for-81)
  • Evan Fournier: 12.7 PTS, 41.2 FG%, 38.6 3PT% (66-for-171)

Knicks Injuries: Obi Toppin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Pick for Bucks vs. Knicks

Our in-depth games analysis combined with the betting split data provided by regulated betting sites favors the Bucks to win over the Knicks.

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