The Sacramento Kings (23-15) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (27-12) on Sunday, January 14th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on NBCS. The Bucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Kings vs Bucks
The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Kings fell to the 76ers by a score of 112-93. Turning the tide, the Kings picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 65-46.
Coming into their matchup with the Bucks, the Kings are 23-15 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Kings are 13-7 while going 10-8 on the road.
Sacramento has an overall ATS record of 20-18 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 11-7 compared to a 9-11 record vs. the spread at home.
The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win
The Bucks took down the Warriors in their most recent game with a final score of 129-118. The game began with the Bucks as -13.5-point favorites, but their 11 resulted in an ATS loss. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 241.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
In their last five games, the Bucks have gone 3-2 and have an overall record of 27-12. When playing teams from the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are 21-10 compared to 6-2 in non-conference games.
Milwaukee has an overall ATS record of 16-23 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 8-9 compared to a 8-14 record vs. the spread at home.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 117.6 points per game.
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 on the road compared to 121.3 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.2% of their games.
In terms of pace, Sacramento is 10th in the league at 100 possessions per game. They have also been one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams, ranking 3rd in both three-point attempts and makes.
So far, the Kings have been efficient inside the arc, hitting 55% of their two-point attempts (6th). However, they are just 27th in two-point attempts. In terms of free throws, they are 26th in makes and 20th in attempts.
Bucks Offense Breakdown
The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 2nd ranked offense at 124.5 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 124.5 points per game (2nd). At home, they are scoring 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 pace, Milwaukee is 4th in the league at 101.7 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Bucks have been one of the most efficient teams in the league. They are 3rd in field goal percentage (50%) and 3rd in true shooting percentage.
Kings Team Defense
The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 117.1 points per contest. The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.
Bucks Team Defense
At this time, the Bucks’ defense is positioned 24th in the NBA, permitting 119.4 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bucks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 33.5% from downtown.
Key Players For The Kings And Bucks
The outlook for today’s matchup points to De’Aaron Fox as the primary point contributor for the Kings, finishing with 26 points while maintaining a 9/19 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 27.7 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.
On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo is our projected leading scorer for the Bucks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 30 and grabbing 11 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 60.9%, and his scoring average is 31.3 points per game.
Kings vs Bucks Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Sacramento has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 117 points per game.
- Although Milwaukee has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 123 points per game in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Bucks have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-4.
Kings vs Bucks Prediction
For a point-spread bet in this Kings vs. Bucks matchup, we’re leaning towards the Kings at +5. Although our projections show the Bucks winning 117-113, we suggest placing your bet on the Kings for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 248, and our model projects the Kings and Bucks to reach a combined total of 230 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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