Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Sacramento Kings head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 11 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 6-15. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.8 as they are averaging 94.7 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 11-9. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per contest and giving up 103.9, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 8-11-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-9-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/30/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?"
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 12.1 points per contest while playing 22.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. De'Aaron Fox averages 10.2 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 29.2 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 10.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Khris Middleton averages 19.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 94.7 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.76 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.8 per game. The Kings allow 105.5 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 20th in the NBA with 102.9 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.7. The Bucks are 29th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Bucks give up 103.9 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Sacramento is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Bucks are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 15th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +11
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