NBA 2018-19: Predicted Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings
The Milwaukee Bucks are playing a different level of basketball this season and are the hands down favorites to come out of East. Their six-game win streak ended with a loss against the Orlando Magic recently.
However, the Bucks have immediately recovered from it and have won five-straight and will face the Sacramento Kings in the second of their five-game road trip. The Kings are at the ninth spot in West, coming off a loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
When: Feb 27 2019, 10:00 pm ET
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento
Watch: Fox Sports
The Milwaukee Bucks' perspective
What a season the Milwaukee Bucks are having! I would have laughed if you had said before the start of the season that the Bucks would be at the top of the association rankings this deep into the season.
With a well-stacked roster, they are looking like a real threat to the Golden State Warriors and in all likelihood, will come out of Eastern Conference. Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing lights out basketball every night and is single-handedly carrying the team on his shoulders.
However, the rest of the team are also playing their supporting role nicely and they deserve a lot of credit too. The Bucks are currently on a five-game win streak, coming off an eleven-point win against the Chicago Bulls.
The predicted Milwaukee Bucks' starting line-up:
Giannis Antetokounmpo (F), Khris Middleton (F), Brook Lopez (C), Malcolm Brogdon (G) and Eric Bledsoe (G)
The Sacramento Kings' perspective
The Kings lost their last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, just two nights after handing the Oklahoma City Thunder a shocking defeat. The Kings have their eyes on playoffs but will need to be more consistent for that to become a reality.
Buddy Hield has been the best scorer for the Kings this season and the guard is shooting really well from distance and close-range. The Kings have a relatively easier schedule coming up after this game but cannot slack as there is no margin for error in the highly competitive Western Conference.
The predicted Sacramento Kings' starting line-up:
Harrison Barnes (F), Marvin Bagley III (F), Willie Cauley-Stein (C), De'Aaron Fox (G) and Buddy Hield (G)
How the things might unfold
The Bucks are the team with the best defensive rating in the league while the Kings are 15th in defensive rating. The tall Bucks' players should be able to score easily in the paint and the Kings will have a tough time guarding players. I feel it is safe to just go ahead and add another W in the Bucks' column.
Milwaukee Bucks to defeat Sacramento Kings