Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, March 13, 2023
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks at Golden 1 Center on Monday.
The Bucks played the Warriors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-116 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Bucks ended up with 14 and the Warriors totaled 15 fouls. They converted 23 out of their 55 shots from beyond the arc. Golden State shot 90.9% from the charity stripe by making 10 of 11 tries. On top of that, Golden State snagged 65 rebounds (18 offensive, 47 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Golden State earned 33 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. In reference to defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 41.1% from the floor on 46 out of 112 shooting. They also doled out 28 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 48 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Bucks made 9 of their 11 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. Milwaukee finished the game with a 43.0% field goal percentage (43 of 100) and made 21 of 51 shots from distance.
Brook Lopez is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. Lopez shot 50.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He saw the court for 38 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. He ended up scoring 19 points on 8 out of 16 shooting.
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Milwaukee comes into this one with a record of 48-19 for the campaign. They are averaging 115.9 pts per contest (9th in the league) while shooting 46.6% from the floor. The Bucks are hitting 36.6% on 3-point shots (995 of 2,716) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 49.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,686 dimes for the campaign, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.4 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,535 conceded for the campaign. The Bucks are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (2,803 of 6,222) and they surrender 44.5 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 6th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (111.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings got the victory with a final of 128-119 against the Suns. The Kings earned 31 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They coughed it up 15 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. The Suns earned 26 fouls for the matchup which got the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 37 tries. They were able to knock down 31 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 83.8%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Sacramento made 15 of their 35 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Kings finished 41 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.2%. The Kings permitted the Suns to bury 44 of 89 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4% in this game. They went 29.5% from distance by shooting 13 of 44 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Sacramento permitted Phoenix to pull down 40 overall (7 offensive).
Harrison Barnes ended up having an impact for the Kings for this contest. He made 6 out of 10 in this matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Barnes had 19 points in his 37 mins of playing time, but finished this game without an assist.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 40-26 this year. As an offense, the Kings are connecting on 50.0% from the field, which is 2nd in basketball. Sacramento has totaled 8,000 points for the campaign (121.2 per game) and they pull in 42.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 27.1 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Kings commit 19.8 fouls every game while shooting 79.9% from the free throw line.
The Sacramento defense surrenders 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (812 of 2,190) and their opposition knocks down 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 26.3 dimes and 41.8 boards every game, which is 29th and 5th in the league. The Kings on defense are ranked 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 118.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.5% from the floor (29th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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