At 10:00 ET, the Kings (36-27) will host the Bucks (42-23) in a non-conference matchup. The Bucks are favored by 2.5 and are currently 2nd in the East, while the Kings are 7th in the West.

This game will be played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and can be seen on NBCS.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -2.5

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-111 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 17 threes.

Can Milwaukee Lock in a Road Win?

This season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 32-33-0, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line of 237 is just slightly higher than their season average of 236.7.

In terms of their ATS record, the Bucks are 28-37 overall and 14-19 on the road. As the favorite, they are 25-31 vs. the spread, and they are favored by 2.5 points today.

Milwaukee’s last game finished with a combined score of 241 points, easily surpassing the O/U line of 221.5. The Bucks also covered the spread in that game, winning by a score of 124-117.

This win improved the Bucks’ overall record to 42-23, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In their division, they are in 1st place.

So far this season, the Bucks have gone 13-10 against non-conference opponents and 29-13 against the East. On the road, they are 17-16 compared to 25-7 at home.

So far this season, the Bucks have been one of the NBA’s most efficient offensive teams. They are currently 2nd in the league in scoring at 120.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Milwaukee ranks 7th in the league at 49%. They are also one of the top teams in free throw attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 6th in the league in three-point attempts at 38.1 per game. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc. In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA at 100.7 possessions per game.

When looking at their scoring splits, the Bucks are averaging 118.9 points per game on the road compared to 123.0 at home. In terms of outscoring the NBA scoring average, Milwaukee has done so in 66.2% of their games this season.

Currently, the Bucks’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.1 points per game. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.1 turnovers per game, which is 8th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.

Will the Kings Find a Way to Win at Home?

Sacramento is 9-11 straight-up as the underdog this season and has covered the spread in two straight games as the underdog. On average, their games as the underdog have finished with 1.2 fewer points than the O/U line.

In their last game against the Rockets, the Kings were favored by 7 points but lost by a score of 112-104. The O/U line for that game was 234 points.

For the season, the Kings are 12-8 ATS as the underdog and 33-29-1 on the O/U. Today’s O/U line of 237 is slightly higher than their season average of 235.8.

In Western Conference play, the Kings are 25-17 compared to 11-10 against non-conference opponents. This record has them in 7th place in the West, and they are 3rd in the Pacific Division.

The Kings have gone 31-32 ATS for the season and are 11-18 ATS at home. Their straight-up home record is 17-12. Currently, their average scoring differential at home is +0.3 PPG.

Against the spread, the Kings have lost five straight games at home and have an average scoring differential of +0.3 PPG. On the road, they are 20-14 ATS.

In their games this season, the Kings have averaged 236.1 points per game, which is slightly below today’s O/U line of 237. Overall, their O/U record for the season is 33-29-1.

At home, the Kings are averaging 120.9 points per game this season, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 8th in the league in scoring at 118.2 points per game.

Sacramento’s offense has been one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the NBA this season. They are 5th in made threes per game at 14.3 and are 4th in three-point attempts at 39 per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36%.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Kings are 11th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 4th in the NBA in two-point shooting percentage at 57%.

At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 23rd in the NBA, permitting 117.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Kings are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 29th in rejections, averaging 4 blocked shots each game.