It’s the Bucks first Christmas game in over 40 years, and the Knicks are their present
Pick: Bucks -10
The Bucks lead the NBA in point differential at +269. New York is 26th in that same category. Laying a big number like this can always leave the backdoor open in the final minutes, but we’re banking on the Bucks having the game well in hand by then. This is their first Christmas game since 1977, and we expect Giannis Antetokounmpo and company to make a statement on the national stage. It’s also hard to get to the Knicks side here given they are 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games and appear to be headed for the Zion Williamson sweepstakes.