We have entered the final week of NBA regular season games before the annual All Star Break gives teams a chance to regroup before the final stretch. The Milwaukee Bucks probably don’t want to see the All Star Break get here, because they are playing with a ton of momentum. Milwaukee will be hosting the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, and the Kings have been playing great basketball of late as well.
Milwaukee comes into this game with an overall record of 45-7, which is easily the best record in the entire league. The Bucks have won four straight games, and it appears that they are tying to chase down 70 regular season wins.
Sacramento might have won four straight games, but they still come into this game with a record of 21-31. The Kings need to start racking up the wins in a hurry if they are going to find a way to sneak into the Western Conference Playoffs.
Bucks Continue to Score Points in Bunches
The Milwaukee Bucks are the most explosive offensive team in the NBA, and they are even better when they are playing on their home floor. The Bucks are averaging 119.7 points per game this season, and they can really shoot the ball. Milwaukee loves to play at an extremely fast tempo, and it will be hard for Sacramento to keep up in this game. The Bucks are also solid on the defensive end of the floor, allowing just 107.2 points per game so far in 2019-20.
Reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the way with 30 points per game this season, and he can score in a variety of ways. Khris Middleton is one of the best three-point shooters in the entire league, and Milwaukee has a ton of depth. Milwaukee also has some length to throw at the Kings on defense, but they play their best basketball when they are scoring points in bunches.
Kings Don’t Score or Defend Well
The Sacramento Kings are allowing 110 points per game this season, which is right at league average. That number would be okay for this team, but their offense has not been good enough to make up for it. The Kings are scoring just 107.8 points per game this season, although they have found much more offense in recent games. Sacramento will need to be great on both ends of the floor to keep this one close.
Shooting guard Buddy Hield leads the team with 20.5 points per game, but he has struggled to shoot the ball at times this season. The Kings are also playing without Marvin Bagley III, which has made things much more difficult on the offensive end of the floor. Sacramento does make over 36 percent of their three-point attempts, and they will need to shoot it well to win this game.
Bucks Blow Out Kings on Monday Night
This game looks like a mismatch on paper, and it’s hard to see it not playing out that way on the floor. The Milwaukee Bucks have been dominating opponents all season long, and their offense is just too hard to stop. Sacramento has shown some signs of life in recent games, but most of that work was done on their home floor. The Sacramento Kings just don’t defend well enough to pull of wins on the road, and that is going to be a major issue against the Milwaukee Bucks. Look for Milwaukee to pull away early in this game and cruise to a huge blow out win.
Bet the Milwaukee Bucks -14 over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night in NBA action.