The Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks meet in the O2 arena in London on Thursday night as part of the NBA Global games.
The Bucks will be looking to pick up a win to keep them in contention in the Central Division, where they find themselves in second place behind the Chicago Bulls. The Bucks are in decent form, having won 3 of their last 5 matches while also snapping a 4 game losing streak at home. Their last match was a 95-87 loss to their Divisional rivals, the Chicago Bulls. They will be looking to bounce back with a strong showing in London.
The New York Knicks are arguably the worst team in the NBA this season. They are firmly planted at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a lowly 5 wins in 40 games. Defense seems to be the biggest issue for the Knicks as they’ve conceded an average of 106.5 points in their last 5 games. They will have to perform a minor miracle if they are to get a result against a Bucks side that is highly motivated and still in the mix for a Playoff place.
Milwaukee Bucks 7/20, New York Knicks 41/20
Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 8/10 , New York Knicks +6.5 17/20
Over 198.5 17/20 , Under 198.5 8/10
As mentioned the Knicks are an absolute mess at the moment and it’s difficult to back them at any price. The Bucks are playing well at the moment and should have more than enough to pick up a comfortable win. The only concern is that the game is being played in London, which usually means teams throw caution to the win and put on an exhibition of sorts. With that in mind we should be in for a shootout, I’m backing the score to go over the posted total of 198.5.
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