Knicks vs Bucks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, January 9, 2023

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The New York Knicks (22-18) host the Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Monday, January 9, 2023. The Knicks are just 1-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The point total in this matchup is set at 221.5.

How to bet Knicks vs. Bucks

New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -114 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at -106 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221.5 points.

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Knicks vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MSG
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Knicks vs. Bucks Betting Trends

In the Knicks’ 40 games this year, they have 21 wins against the spread. New York has come away with 13 wins in the 19 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the point total 53.8% of the time (21 out of 39 games with a set point total).

The Bucks are 20-17-2 against the spread this season. Milwaukee has won three of the eight games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (37.5%). Bucks games this season have gone over the point total 20 times in 39 opportunities (51.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Knicks Leaders
Julius Randle 40 24.4 10 3.8 0.8 0.4 2.7
Jalen Brunson 37 20.9 3.4 6.6 1 0.1 1.6
RJ Barrett 35 19.7 5.5 3 0.5 0.2 1.8
Immanuel Quickley 40 11.9 4.1 3.4 1 0.1 1.6
Quentin Grimes 29 10.4 3.2 2.1 0.7 0.5 1.9


Bucks Leaders
Giannis Antetokounmpo 33 32 11.8 5.2 0.8 0.9 0.7
Jrue Holiday 28 18.2 5 7.1 1.5 0.4 2.3
Brook Lopez 38 14.5 6.5 1.2 0.6 2.6 1.9
Bobby Portis 39 14.2 10.3 1.8 0.4 0.3 1.2
Grayson Allen 36 10.3 3.6 2.6 0.7 0.2 1.8
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Knicks vs. Bucks Injury Report

Bucks: Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

Offensively, New York is posting 114.2 points per game (15th-ranked in league). It is giving up 111.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (10th-ranked). The Knicks are putting up 115.5 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 112.8 points per contest. The Knicks have scored 114.2 points per game over their last 10 contests, the same amount they’ve racked up on average this season.

New York ranks 16th in the NBA with 12 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 25th with a 34.1% shooting percentage from three-point land. Of the shots taken by the Knicks in 2022-23, 61.1% of them have been two-pointers (71% of the team’s made baskets) and 38.9% have been from beyond three-point land (29%).

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What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

In 2022-23, Milwaukee is 18th in the NBA on offense (112.4 points scored per game) and eighth on defense (111.2 points conceded). The Bucks are putting up more points at home (117.1 per game) than away (106.9). The Bucks have fared worse offensively over their previous 10 games, posting 111.9 points per contest, 0.5 fewer points their than season average of 112.4.

With 13.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc, Milwaukee is sixth and 20th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Bucks attempt 42.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 57.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32% of the Bucks’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 68% are 2-pointers.

Knicks vs. Bucks Predictions and Pick

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