Knicks vs Bucks Predictions & Best Bets

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Jalen Brunson has been a standout performer throughout the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament, propelling the New York Knicks to the quarterfinals against the Milwaukee Bucks in what should be a highly-contested rematch.

When these two teams met on Nov. 3 in group play, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks had the last laugh, narrowly defeating the Knicks 110-105.

Can Milwaukee do it again with higher stakes? Or will Brunson and New York rise to the occasion?

Here are the latest NBA odds and best bets for Knicks vs Bucks.

Knicks vs Bucks NBA In-Season Tournament Odds

NBA odds used for these best bets are current as of Thursday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. ET and were found at FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Knicks (+210) • Bucks (-255)
  • Spread: Knicks +6 (-110) • Bucks -6 (-110)
  • Total Points: Over 223.5 (-110) • Under 223.5 (-110)

Knicks vs Bucks In-Season Tournament Prediction

Knicks 114, Bucks 109

The last time these two teams met, Brunson scored 45 points while shooting a hyper-efficient 17-of-30 from the floor. Damian Lillard had no answer for Brunson defensively, and his heroic efforts were almost enough for the Knicks to win despite no other player scoring more than 17 points.

The Knicks outscored the Bucks in three of four quarters played in their last meeting, proving they can hang with what many view as one of the few legitimate NBA Finals contenders.

The Knicks also didn’t have RJ Barrett in that game. Assuming Brunson gets more help from Julius Randle, a healthy Barrett, and Immanuel Quickley, the Knicks should get revenge in this game.

Knicks vs Bucks In-Season Tournament Bets

Knicks +6 (-110)

FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 2 Units

Through four In-Season Tournament games, Brunson has averaged 28.3 points per game with 4.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists — all while shooting 53.8% from the floor and 40.7% from beyond the arc.

His excellent play throughout the In-Season Tournament has carried the Knicks to this point, and this game against the Bucks should be no different given Milwaukee’s lackluster defense.

With Randle seemingly over his early-season struggles and Barrett back in the lineup, the Knicks can win this game outright.

However, the 6-point spread feels too large, making this my NBA bet of the day.

Knicks Win First Quarter & Game (+410)

FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The Bucks have been among the worst first-quarter teams in the NBA against the spread this season. Conversely, the Knicks have been one of the league’s better first-quarter/half teams since last year.

The Knicks should be able to get out to an early lead against the Bucks, putting them in a prime position to win the game outright. Given the odds, this is a value bet worth making.

Knicks vs Bucks In-Season Tournament Prop Bet

Jalen Brunson To Score 30+ Points (+125)

FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

For the Knicks to pull out this game on the road in what is going to be a hostile environment, Brunson will need to play his best basketball.

Brunson has burned the Bucks’ defense once already this season, scoring 45 points. Now, he will have an opportunity to do so again in the Knockout Round of the In-Season Tournament.


Lior Lampert

Lior is an NBA/NFL writer for The Game Day. He earned a BA in English and MS in Sports Analytics in Management during his time as a student. Since then, Lior has been writing content for FanSided, GMEN HQ, and GameTime Sharks among other pages regarding the NFL, NBA, Tennis, fantasy football, and sports betting to develop a career in the sports media industry. Born in Israel but raised in New York, Lior is a long-time fan of his hometown New York Knicks and Giants. Not only does he enjoy covering sports, he enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and pickleball.

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