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As the old adage goes, good teams win, but great teams cover. By this logic, the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings are the greatest teams in the NBA right now. 

The Bucks are 35-22-3 against the spread, which is the best record in the NBA. It is significantly worse than their straight up record of 46-14, proving just how hard it is to cover games consistently. The Kings, on the other hand, have overperformed ATS as their straight up record is 31-29, while their ATS record is 36-23-1. 


Tonight, they put their ATS record (and real record too) on the line. The Bucks are currently 6.5-point favorites to beat the Kings on FanDuel Sportsbook. 

Milwaukee is actually quite the outlier at the top of the betting trends. The rest of the Top 5 consists of the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets. Portland and Brooklyn are right around their straight-up records, while Dallas' ATS record is significantly better than its straight-up record.


Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors are second-worst ATS team in the NBA at 25-34-1. It's hard to continuously cover double-digit spreads. 

We'll see who gets the W and the ATS W when the Bucks play the Kings tonight. Remember, those aren't created equal. 


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