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NBA odds preview - Bucks vs. Kings

Milwaukee BucksSacramento Kings
Jan 5, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD2-5

Milwaukee travels to Sacramento on Thursday, hoping to boost its 2-3 mark with a victory over the Kings.

Supporters of the Bucks have seen them go 2-3 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Kings are at 2-5 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Kings are 3-4, while the Bucks are 1-3-1.

View Milwaukee vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 12 and the Bucks sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-83 result in favor of the Bucks today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 92 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 4 at 89.6 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 39.2% so far, less than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 90.7 points per game when on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

The Bucks were an 85-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (158) made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee got 24 points and 12 rebounds from Drew Gooden in a losing cause in an 85-73 loss to Utah on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 110-83 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Denver and falling 110-83 at Pepsi Center.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bucks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Milwaukee is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Sacramento is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at LA Clippers, Saturday, January 7
Sacramento home to Orlando, Sunday, January 8

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