Thunder vs. Kings Picks
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Thunder are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 214.5 points. Oklahoma City opened as a 7.5-point fave, while the total has come up slightly from 214.
As of Thursday afternoon, 77 percent of bets have come in on the visiting Thunder. Online wager info also shows that 64 percent of bets are siding with the over.
The first meeting of the season was won 94-86 by the Kings in Sacramento, while OKC prevailed 95-88 on its home court last month. The Kings are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, while the under has hit three straight times and is 5-5 overall.
Oklahoma City was only 4-6 straight up in its last 10 games before the All-Star break, while also going 4-6 ATS. The over hit the last three games and is 5-5 during that stretch. Sacramento has dropped three of its last four and is 6-4 ATS over the last 10 contests. The over has gone 6-4.
The under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings, so if you tilt that way I don't blame you. But what I expect is a rejuvenated Thunder team now that the All-Star break is in the rearview. It's put up or shut up time. Oklahoma City has played down to its competition this season, but I expect them to try and make a statement with not a ton of season left. Go with the Thunder in this spot.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -7