Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 34-35. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 27-43. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-39-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-31-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 35-34-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 30-40-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/20/17 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Portland
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/19/17 G Arron Afflalo Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
03/19/17 G Ben McLemore Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
03/19/17 G Tyreke Evans Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
Greg Monroe comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 22.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Darren Collison averages 13.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Buddy Hield averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.14 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.44 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Kings force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.7 and a defensive rating of 109.6. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Kings rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +4.5
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