Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-7)
The Milwaukee Bucks (30-17) go to Golden 1 Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Sacramento Kings (22-26). The odds on this matchup have Milwaukee as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 239.
The Milwaukee Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Lakers and went home with a win by a final score of 112-97 in their last contest. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest with a 53.2% FG percentage (42 of 79) and knocked down 14 of their 26 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bucks converted 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 42 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 23 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 22 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In terms of the defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 40.2% from the field on 35 of 87 shooting. Los Angeles earned 22 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Additionally, Los Angeles snagged 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 8 rejections. Los Angeles finished the contest at 77.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of 22 tries. They also knocked down 10 out of their 36 tries from long range.
Jrue Holiday is one guy who had an impact for the game. He recorded 28 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He played 34:12 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Holiday shot 68.8% from the floor and earned 6 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this contest for the Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo. He collected 10 rebounds in 35:30 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 61.5% from the field in this contest via 8-of-13 (25 points). When the time ran out, Antetokounmpo had accumulated 4 assists.
Milwaukee heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 30-17 so far this season. They are averaging 118.9 points per contest (2nd in the NBA) while connecting on 48.5% from the field. The Bucks are shooting 39.4% on shots from downtown (691 of 1,752) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Milwaukee is collecting 48.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,204 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 12th in basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,179 surrendered for the campaign. The Bucks are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (621 of 863) and they relinquish 43.3 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 37.5% from 3-point land while they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-106 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Kings recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 43 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Spurs committed 17 fouls in this matchup which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 89.5%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento converted 11 out of 35 attempts (31.4%). In all, the Kings finished shooting 39 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Kings allowed the Spurs to convert 43 out of 92 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7% in the matchup. They shot 38.5% from 3-point land by going 10 of 26 and finished the contest at 24 of 34 from the free throw line (70.6%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Sacramento allowed San Antonio to pull down 54 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings in the game. He buried 7 out of 18 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 38.9%, but went home without a rebound. Fox earned 20 points in his 33:41 mins of playing time and had 4 assists for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Sacramento was Tyrese Haliburton. He left the arena with 2 assists in his 29:39 minutes played, and he put in 7 of 15 from the floor. Haliburton walked away from this one going 46.7% from the floor while contributing 18 points and 1 rebound.
Sacramento has a mark of 22-26 for the year. Sacramento has earned 5,518 points for the season (115.0 per contest) and they pull in 42.5 boards per game. The Kings have committed 19.6 fouls per contest and they go 73.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are connecting on 48.4% from the floor, which ranks 6th in the NBA. They are getting an assist 25.7 times per game (11th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. The Kings on defense are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 118.5. The Sacramento defense allows 39.1% on shots from beyond the arc (604 of 1,544) and their opponents are converting on 79.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.4 assists and 44.5 total boards per game, which is 22nd and 19th in the league. They are forcing 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.8% from the field (30th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento (+7) and under 239 points
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