The SACRAMENTO and the MILWAUKEE will both be gunning for a victory on 11/4/2018 at 3:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
SACRAMENTO KINGS vs MILWAUKEE BUCKS
When: 3:30 PM ET, Sunday, November 4, 2018
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
|701||SACRAMENTO||-10 (-110)||235 (-110)||375
TV: 3:35 PM
PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE , SACRAMENTO
Oddsmakers currently have the MILWAUKEE listed as -10 point favorites versus the SACRAMENTO, while the game’s total is sitting at 235.
The two biggest surprises in their respective conferences through the first three weeks might be the Milwaukee Bucks and the Sacramento Kings, who are both exceeding expectations. The Kings will try to pick up a sixth straight win while the host Bucks attempt to bounce back from their first loss on Sunday.
Milwaukee won seven straight to begin the campaign before falling at Boston 117-113 on Thursday, and superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo remained encouraged despite the setback. “Definitely have a lot of confidence, we still think we are one of the best teams,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the game. “Tonight, we didn’t have an A or B game, probably a C game, but we were still close to winning the game in Boston – one of the best teams in the East. We are still going to believe in ourselves, going to continue to get better.” The Kings looked like a sure bet to miss the playoffs prior to the start of the season but are watching their young players mature rapidly during the hot stretch. Sacramento won the first three stops on the four-game road trip, capped by a 146-115 win at Atlanta on Thursday that featured second-year guard De’Aaron Fox’s first career triple-double.
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, NBCS California (Sacramento), FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
ABOUT THE KINGS (6-3): Fox recorded career highs in all three categories with 31 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds on Thursday while going 9-of-13 from the field. “He’s our best player. I think if he’s not on the court, we can’t be as successful as we are because of the way he pushes the ball and attacks the rim,” shooting guard Buddy Hield told reporters of Fox. “He’s taken on a leadership role, which is what we need from him.” Hield is stepping up as well and scored a season-high 27 points on Thursday to mark his fifth straight game with 20 or more points.
ABOUT THE BUCKS (7-1): Milwaukee small forward Khris Middleton was one of several players who struggled while going 6-of-18 from the floor on Thursday, but he wasn’t ready to take anything major away from the contest. “It’s just one game,” Middleton told reporters. “It’s too early, it’s not even 10 games into the season. … It’s one game out of 82. It’s not a playoff game right now.” Middleton averaged 24.3 points during the first four games but watched that number drop to 16 over the last four contests.
1. Kings PF Nemanja Bjelica is averaging 21.3 points while going 15-of-27 from 3-point range during over the last four games.
2. Bucks C Brook Lopez was held to a season-low two points on 1-of-4 shooting on Thursday.
3. Milwaukee took the last four meetings by an average of 18.5 points.
PREDICTION: Bucks 121, Kings 115