Sacramento Kings vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+6.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (17-13) play the Sacramento Kings (12-16) at Fiserv Forum on Sunday. The line on this game has Milwaukee as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 233.
The Sacramento Kings faced off with the Miami Heat and ended up losing by a score of 118-110 in their last contest. Sacramento ended the game with a 46.2% FG percentage (43 of 93) and made 15 out of their 41 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 9 of 16 tries for a rate of 56.3%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 29 assists in the game while getting 7 steals and 3 rejections. With regard to defending, Sacramento allowed 51.6% from the floor on 49 out of 95 shooting. Miami dished out 36 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Moreover, the Heat had 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Miami finished the game shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 10 attempts. They converted 12 of their 34 tries from 3-point land.
Nemanja Bjelica is a guy who had an impact in this game. He ended up scoring 25 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He played 34:52 minutes and also snagged 8 rebounds. Bjelica walked away from this one shooting 52.4% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the Kings was Marvin Bagley. He pulled down 10 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished 58.3% from the field in this contest by going 7-of-12 (19 points). In all, Bagley saw the court for 24:20 min.
Sacramento enters this matchup with a record of 12-16 so far this year. The Kings are shooting 36.8% on shots from downtown (347 of 944) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.7 points per game (12th in the league) while shooting 47.8% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Sacramento is collecting 43.1 boards per game and has totaled 722 assists on the season, which has them ranked 15th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Kings are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. The Kings defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.6% (367 of 562) and they surrender 44.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 22nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 745 surrendered on the year. They are giving up 39.7% from beyond the arc while they are 29th in the league in PPG allowed (119.3).
The last time they took the court, the Milwaukee Bucks went home victorious with a score of 98-85 when they faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bucks earned 50 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 61 for the matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while getting 5 steals for the game. The Thunder committed 23 personal fouls in this game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.0%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Milwaukee converted 11 out of their 34 attempts (32.4%). In all, the Bucks walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7%. The Bucks permitted the Thunder to convert 31 out of 85 tries from the floor which had them shooting 36.5% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 30.0% from distance by going 12 of 40 and ended up shooting 11 out of 21 from the free throw line (52.4%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Oklahoma City to snag 46 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks in this matchup. He made 10 of 20 for the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which got him 29 points. Antetokounmpo totaled 19 boards in his 35:45 minutes of time on the court and earned 8 assists for this contest. An additional guy who came through for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He ended up finishing with 20 points in 35:50 mins on the court by way of 7 out of 18 from the floor in this contest. Middleton ended up shooting 38.9% from the field and also contributing 4 dimes and 8 boards.
Milwaukee has a record of 17-13 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bucks are connecting on 48.6% from the field, which is 3rd in basketball. Milwaukee has earned 3,567 points for the campaign (118.9 per game) and they grab 48.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Bucks commit 18.4 fouls per contest and they hit 72.8% from the charity stripe. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 17th in basketball in points allowed per game with 112.0. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (7th in the league). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 38.3% on shots from 3-point land (431 of 1,125) and opponents are making 77.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.2 dimes and 42.9 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 13th and 9th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-6.5) and under 233 points
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