At 7:00 ET, the Sacramento Kings (+161) will travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks (-195) in a non-conference matchup. The Bucks are currently favored by 5 points and have won two straight games. The over/under line for this game is currently 248 points.
This game will be played at Fiserv Forum and can be seen on NBCS. The Kings are 5th in the Western Conference with a 23-15 record, while the Bucks are 2nd in the East at 27-12.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -5
This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 7:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.
WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-113 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 49.0% and knocking down 15 threes.
Will the Kings Make it Happen on the Road?
Sacramento’s O/U record for the season is now 18-19-1 after going under the line of 242 points in their last game vs. the 76ers. This was the 36th time in 38 games that the Kings have had an O/U line lower than today’s line of 248.
The Kings are 4-4 as the underdog this season and have gone 5-3 ATS on the road compared to 11-7 straight-up. As the underdog, their ATS record is 5-3, and they have covered the spread in two straight games as the underdog.
In Western Conference play, the Kings are 15-12 and are currently 5th in the standings. On the road, they are 10-8 compared to 13-7 at home.
Sacramento’s last game was a 112-93 loss to the 76ers. They were 1-point underdogs in that game and are now 20-18 ATS for the season.
This season, the average combined scoring total in Kings games is 234.7 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 248. The Kings have gone under the O/U line in two straight games.
When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 9th in the NBA at 117.6 points per game. However, they are averaging 113.4 points per game on the road compared to 121.3 at home. In terms of pace, Sacramento is 10th in the league at 100 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA average in 63.2% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is 15th in the league at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 3rd in both three-point attempts and makes at 40.7 and 15 per game, respectively.
When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Kings are 20th in attempts at 22.2 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 15th in the league. In terms of assists, Sacramento is 5th in the NBA at 28.7 per game.
Currently, the Kings’ defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.1 points per game. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.5% and 38.3% from three-point territory.
Will Milwaukee Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Today, the Bucks will look to extend their winning streak to three games as they host the Kings. Milwaukee is currently 27-12 on the season, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference.
In their last game, the Bucks defeated the Warriors by a score of 129-118. The O/U line for that game was 241.5, and Milwaukee was favored by 13.5 points. This improved their ATS record to 16-23 overall and 8-14 at home.
This season, the Bucks have been favored in all but one of their games. As the favorite, they are 27-11 straight-up and 15-23 vs. the spread. On average, they have won by 5.3 points per game as the favorite.
For the season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 24-15, and their games have averaged 243.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 248 is higher than 31 of their previous games.
Milwaukee’s ATS record at home is 8-14, and they are 9-8 straight-up on the road. However, they have gone 8-9 vs. the spread on the road compared to 15-23 as the favorite.
The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the top scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 124.5 points per game, which is 2nd in the league. At home, they are averaging 125.3 points per game.
So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 79.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Milwaukee is 3rd in the league at 50%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 8th in the NBA in three-point percentage at 38%. They are also 6th in three-point makes per game at 14.3.
Currently, the Bucks’ defense holds the 24th rank in the NBA, allowing 119.4 points per game. Opponents are hitting 54.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 33.5% of their three-point attempts.