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Thursday, January 5, 2017

NBA : Bucks Visit Big Apple to Take on Knicks

Two teams vying to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff picture clash on Wednesday, when the New York Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM ET.

The Bucks have been powered by small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and power forward Jabari Parker. Their recent ascents have contributed to the team’s second-place league ranking in field goal percentage. On the other side of the court, the Bucks are eighth in points allowed. Their +84 points differential is also eighth-best in the league. As far as potential goes, few teams have a higher upside than the Bucks right now.

The Knicks come into this game mired in their worst slump of the season. They lost at home to the Orlando Magic on Monday, extending their losing streak to five straight games and eight of their last 10. Their defense has held them back; they're 25th in points allowed.

This is the first matchup of the regular season between the Knicks and the Bucks. Milwaukee is 3-2 SU in their last five meetings with the Knicks, who’ve covered in three of those games. The Bucks’ last five trips to New York has generated the same 3-2 SU record.

NBA : Bucks Visit Big Apple to Take on Knicks

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A meeting between two Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls highlights Wednesday's NBA schedule. At 7:30 PM ET, the New York Knicks face off with the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker are red-hot right now and have helped lead the Bucks into the playoff picture. The Knicks, meanwhile, are entering the game playing their worst basketball of the season. After a 14-10 start, they’ve lost eight of their last 10 contests. The Knicks will likely be the underdogs in Wednesday’s matchup; they’re 2-3 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five meetings against the Bucks.

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