Kings vs. Bucks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bucks are a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 199 points.
Sacramento comes in with a 7-15 overall record and 8-11-3 ATS after a 107-106 win at the Bulls. Milwaukee is 11-9 overall and 9-9-2 ATS following a 103-91 victory at the Trail Blazers. The Bucks won the season's first meeting 112-87 in Sacramento on Nov. 28. Milwaukee is 3-0 straight up and 3-0 ATS in three meetings since the start of last season. The total is 3-0.
The Kings were led by Zach Randolph with 25 points, 13 rebounds and three assists in the win at Chicago. Bogdan Bogdanovic contributed 19 points, four assists and three rebounds off the bench. Garrett Temple added 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Sacramento shot 52.9 percent from the floor (45-of-85) in the victory.
Khris Middleton tallied 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the victory at Portland. Eric Bledsoe contributed 25 points, four assists and two steals. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocked shots. John Henson had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Bucks outscored the hosts 60-45 in the first half.
Sacramento is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Milwaukee. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
While Sacramento has struggled much of the season, it has showed some life recently aside from the loss to Milwaukee. And the Bucks have not been stellar defensively most of the season, although they have been better in recent games. Look for the Kings to ride their strong offensive game against the Bulls into this contest, while the Bucks shouldn't have any trouble piling up the points. Take the over.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: KINGS/BUCKS OVER 199