Bucks vs Kings 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -9.5
Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks (33-6, 1st in the Central Division) head to Golden 1 Center on Friday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (15-23, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The odds on this game have Milwaukee as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 222.
The Bucks are covering the spread 53.8% of the time, having gone 21-18-0 ATS. Sacramento is covering the spread 52.6% of the time, going 20-18-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/09/20 PG George Hill Illness is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/08/20 SG Bogdan Bogdanovic Lower Body is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
01/08/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
01/08/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.2 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 12.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Buddy Hield scores 20.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 118.9 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 51.4 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.6 per game. The Bucks allow 107.1 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA with 106.2 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.32. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.5. The Kings are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Kings give up 108.5 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Sacramento is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -9.5
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