The Milwaukee Bucks (48-19) square off against the Sacramento Kings (40-26) on Monday at Golden 1 Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Bucks vs. Kings odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Bucks lost 125-116 in overtime to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday and failed to cover as 3.5-point road underdogs. Milwaukee has won 19 of its last 21 games and is 1.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Kings covered as 3.5-point underdogs in Saturday’s 128-119 win over the Phoenix Suns. Sacramento is on a 3-game win streak and is the current No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
Milwaukee covered as a 6.5-point home favorite in a 126-113 victory and the Over (236) connected in the first meeting this season between these teams on Dec. 7.
Bucks at Kings odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:10 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Bucks -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Kings +110 (bet $100 to win $110)
- Against the spread (ATS): Bucks -2.5 (-105) | Kings +2.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 244.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Bucks at Kings key injuries
- F Giannis Antetokounmpo (hand) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Bucks at Kings picks and predictions
Bucks 126, Kings 123
BUCKS (-130) is how I’d play the moneyline in this matchup assuming that Antetokounmpo returns on Monday. Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA and is a solid 20-13 on the road.
BUCKS -2.5 (-105) is the pick in this contest despite Milwaukee being the road team. The Kings have been impressive this season, but if Antetokounmpo plays, it’ll be a tough game for the No. 2 seed in the West.
Milwaukee is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 road games and is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 road meetings against Sacramento.
Despite it being such a high total, OVER 244.5 (-112) is the lean in this battle between 2 of the top teams in the league. Both teams are top 11 in pace and in the top half of the league in effective field-goal percentage.
The Over is 22-4 in the last 26 meetings between these squads.
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