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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Knicks vs. Bucks on Thursday

We go over some of the best betting options for Thursday matchup between the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks.

Julius Randle of the New York Knicks handles the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 27, 2020 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the New York Knicks on Thursday as part of a nine-game slate, and this game could actually be a good one. The home team is hoping to avenge itself after unexpectedly losing by 20 points in Madison Square Garden earlier this season, but the Knicks won’t go down without a fight. Let’s go over the best betting options that DraftKings Sportsbook has to offer ahead of tip-off.

New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 8:00 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Knicks +10.5

New York has been a pleasant surprise this season and is one game above .500, but has gotten blown out quite a few times this year. The Knicks have lost by double digits in 10 of their 18 losses this season and are 8-11 on the road. Milwaukee is one of the most talented teams in the NBA but has underperformed all season long. The Bucks have only beaten the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings by double-digits in the last month, and both those teams have bottom-10 defensive ratings. The Knicks are only second to the Los Angeles Lakers in defensive rating and give up the least points per game in the NBA. I’m rolling with New York in this rematch.

Player Prop: Khris Middleton O2.5 threes made (+144)

Middleton’s 3-point props have been challenging this year. The star wing is shooting 42.2% from deep on 5.3 attempts per game and often manages to fall one make short. The Knicks are one of the NBA's better defensive teams, but these odds are too desirable to pass on. Middleton has made three triples in 41% of his games this year, and I’m willing to bank on him bouncing back after shooting 1-for-6 against New York earlier this year.

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