The Milwaukee Bucks pay a visit to the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center on Monday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 19 of their last 21 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting stopped in their tracks by the Warriors in a 125-116 overtime road loss on Saturday. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez each scored 19 points, Jrue Holiday added 18 points with nine rebounds and eight assists while Bobby Portis and Joe Ingles each scored 15 points. As a team, the Bucks shot 43 percent from the field and 21 of 51 from the 3-point line as they failed to hold off the Warriors’ rally in the fourth quarter and then they scored just five points in the overtime period to allow the Warriors to run away with it.
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been on fire as they’ve won eight of their last nine games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after taking down the Suns in a 128-119 road win on Saturday. Harrison Barnes led the team with 19 points on six of 10 shooting, Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox each scored 18 points while Domantas Sabonis tallied 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Kings shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the Suns in a really close contest, until the final 1:09 where the Kings closed on a 9-1 run to escape with the gritty victory.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bucks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team above .600. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600 and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Hea to head, the over is 14-2 in the last 16 meetings in Sacramento, the Bucks are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Sacramento and the Bucks are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Bucks should have Wesley Mathews back in the lineup, but they are still sweating on the availability of Giannis Antetokounmpo who is questionable here, while the Kings don’t have a single player listed on the injury report. The Bucks are still the hottest team in the league despite their overtime loss on Saturday, but these Kings are a young and fearless team who would love to take advantage of the Bucks who could be missing their best player again. You can make an argument for either side here, but assuming that Antetokounmpo doesn’t suit up, I’ll back the Kings to pull off the minor upset in this one.