Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the location where the Sacramento Kings (25-45) will attempt to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks (43-26) on Wednesday.
The Bucks faced the Warriors and went home with a loss by a final score of 122-109 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Bucks finished with 16 and the Warriors finished the game with 10 fouls. They also made 18 out of their 45 shots from distance. Golden State went 93.3% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 15 attempts. In addition, Golden State pulled down 43 rebounds (12 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Golden State distributed 55 dimes and had 33 steals in the game. Regarding defending, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 48.4% from the floor on 45 out of 93 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists in the matchup while creating 7 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 8 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bucks converted 16 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. Milwaukee finished the contest having earned a 41.3% FG percentage (38 out of 92) and converted 17 of their 44 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was a major factor for the game. Antetokounmpo went 52.9% from the field and totaled 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and also totaled 8 boards. He accounted for 31 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Milwaukee will enter this matchup with a mark of 43-26 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is snagging 46.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,631 dimes for the season, which ranks 19th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are hitting 36.6% on shots from distance (983 of 2,685) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.6 pts per game (3rd in basketball) on 46.3% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Bucks are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.9% on shots from distance while they are 15th in the league in opponents points per game (110.7). The Bucks are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.1% (2,813 of 6,236) and they relinquish 44.6 boards per game as a group. They are 25th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,750 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Kings took a defeat with a final score of 134-125 when they played the Jazz. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Sacramento allowed Utah to get 34 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 39.0% from distance by shooting 16 of 41 and ended up going 22 out of 31 at the free throw line (71.0%). The Kings allowed the Jazz to convert 48 of 86 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 55.8% in the matchup. Overall, the Kings finished shooting 47 out of 94 from the floor which had them at 50.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Sacramento made 13 out of their 33 tries (39.4%). They were able to convert 18 of them for a percentage of 85.7%. The Jazz committed 9 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They also coughed it up 7 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Kings were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 33 in this contest.
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for the game. Fox racked up 41 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 11 dimes in this contest. He made 15 out of 32 in this contest for a field goal rate of 46.9%, and had 3 rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 25-45 for the year. The Kings commit 19.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per game (20th in the league) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. Sacramento has accumulated 7,718 pts for the year (110.3 per game) and they average 43.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Kings are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in the NBA.
The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 115.3. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.9% from the floor (29th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense allows 36.2% on three-point shots (874 of 2,413) and their opposition knocks down 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 25.0 assists and 45.5 boards per contest, which ranks them 19th and 21st in the NBA.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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