Check out our free Bucks vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Bucks vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Milwaukee Bucks at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Monday, March 13th
- Betting Odds SAC -1, MIL -116 | SAC -105 O/U OFF
So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 48-19, while going 36-27-4 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
Not only did the Bucks drop their last game to the Warriors. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 125-116 as 3 point underdogs. In the game, the two teams played a tight first-half, as Milwaukee only trailed by 1. However, the Bucks were able to pull away in the 2nd half and pick up the win. Leading the team in scoring was Brook Lopez, as he contributed 19 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 40-26, while going 36-29-1 vs the spread. In today’s game, Sacramento will look to extend their 3 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 9.67 points.
The Kings are coming off a 128-119 win over the Suns. This win came despite entering the game as the 4 point underdogs. In the game, Sacramento was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Suns by 8 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Harrison Barnes, as he contributed 19 points while hitting 60.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Bucks picked up the 126-113 win over the Kings. The Bucks point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 6.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Bucks averaged 134.0 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Kings also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 126.5 points per game vs Milwaukee. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Bucks. In these matchups, Milwaukee has averaged 130 points per game, while allowing 121. The over-under record in these same games is 5-0, with the teams combining for an average of 251 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Milwaukee offense is the 9th ranked unit in the NBA, at 115.9 points per contest. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.9 made 3’s per game. If the Milwaukee offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
On defense, the Bucks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 19th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Giannis Antetokounmpo, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring at 31.2 points per game while Holiday is 2nd at 19.7. For the season, Antetokounmpo is 1st in the NBA in usage rate and 5th in player efficiency. Behind him, Holiday has taken 17.4% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 47.3%.
Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 121.2 points per game (1st). The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.4 made 3’s per game. If the Sacramento offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Defensively, Sacramento has had its problems giving up an average of 115.77 points per game (29th).
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 25.4 points per game. For the season, he is 21st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.1% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.2 boards and 6.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 18th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 64 games, he is averaging 19.0 and is 25th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Bucks vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -1
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF