Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Milwaukee Bucks 3/13/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Milwaukee Bucks 3/13/23
Mon 13th March 2023

The Sacramento Kings (40-26, 21-13 Home) and their explosive offense play host to the Milwaukee Bucks (48-19, 20-13 Away) and their superb defense on Monday. Milwaukee was beaten by the Golden State Warriors 125-116 in overtime at Chase Center on Saturday. With 19 points apiece, Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez were the scoring leaders in the losing effort.

Joe Ingles was another key contributor with 15 points and seven assists. The Bucks are first in the Eastern Conference, two games ahead of the Boston Celtics.

Sacramento won their third in a row on Saturday at Footprint Center, beating the Phoenix Suns 128-119. Harrison Barnes tallied 19 points to lead the team in scoring.

With 18 points, Malik Monk also played a part. The Kings are second in the Western Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Milwaukee will be looking for a season sweep against Sacramento after taking the only earlier game 126-113 at Fiserv Forum in December 2022, their 13th straight head-to-head victory.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 35 points and seven assists. Domantas Sabonis had 23 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in the loss. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.2 points per game, fifth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Bucks in scoring this season.

Antetokounmpo also has grabbed 11.9 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Meanwhile, Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.3 assists. De’Aaron Fox (25.4 ppg) has supplied much of the Kings’ offense. Sabonis is posting 12.3 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.0 assists per game.

The Kings rank first in the NBA in offensive efficiency, while the Bucks are third in defensive efficiency. The Bucks have felt at home at Golden 1 Center, undefeated in six trips. In the last 10 games, Milwaukee is 8-2 with an average margin of +9.0 (121.6-112.6).

Sacramento has also gone 8-2 over the last 10, scoring 130.0 points per game on average while allowing 125.2 (+4.8 margin). The Kings are averaging 121.2 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.3.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Brook Lopez: 31.0 | 23.2 | +7.8
Points per game:
Brook Lopez: 22.0 | 15.3 | +6.7
Assists per game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 8.5 | 5.5 | +3.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Lyles: 21.2 | 12.8 | +8.5
Terence Davis: 1.8 | 10.1 | -8.4
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 19.0 | 15.0 | +4.0
Rebounds per game:
Keegan Murray: 3.4 | 4.5 | -1.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings (+105)

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