Milwaukee Bucks vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (2-4) at Milwaukee Bucks (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings invade the Bradley Center to take on the young Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
The Kings will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss after falling to the Magic by 102-94 on Thursday night. DeMarcus Cousins led from the front with 33 points on 12 of 20 shooting, Rudy Gay added 16 points while Ty Lawson and Ben McLemore chipped in with 11 points apiece, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Magic who never panicked when Cousins was dominating the paint against Serge Ibaka. In fact, Cousins poured in 25 points in the first three quarters but had just eight in the penultimate fourth quarter against the bigger and heavier Nikola Vucevic.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have won three of five to start the season and they'll be gunning for a third straight after blowing past the Pacers in a 125-107 win on Thursday. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokuonmpo led the way with 27 points each while Greg Monroe added 16 points with 16 rebounds and six assists off the bench as the Bucks shot a red-hot 58 percent from the field. The Bucks have been one of the top teams in the NBA in points in the paint with an average of 53.5 ppg and they dominated the Pacers in the paint by 62-42.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Kings are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings and 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Milwaukee.
The Kings haven't been quite as bad as their 2-4 record suggests but they just can't find consistent scoring outside of Cousins, so I don't like their chances against a hungry Bucks team who looked fantastic in their last outing, so I'm sticking with the Bucks at home.