Kings vs. Wizards Spread Prediction
A pair of teams currently on the outside looking in when it comes to a playoff spot will square off Monday night in Washington. Will the Wizards shake off a pair of tough road losses when they host the Kings tonight as a small favorite?
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 11, 2019
Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Wizards are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Kings. The total, meanwhile, sits at 240.5 points and as of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Kings to cover the point spread.
Sacramento Kings Fantasy Spin
De'Aaron Fox put on a matinee show at Madison Square Garden during a 102-94 win on Saturday, making 11-of-17 from the field for 30 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Besides Fox, the Kings came out flat with the rest of the team starting 0-of-11 while Fox started 3-of-4. He had been in a small slump coming into this game with each of his previous four games having a usage rate below his season average (23.6), and this was his first efficient scoring game since Feb. 10 against the Suns (60-plus TS%). Fox's minutes are back on the rise again with 34.4 over his last five, and the Kings still have several games to go as they make their playoff push. They'll be leaning heavily on Fox to help overcome their current 3.5-game deficit from the eighth-seeded Spurs, so expect a strong finish from the second-year guard.
Washington Wizards Fantasy Spin
Bradley Beal hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Saturday's game to overtime, finishing with 36 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in a 135-130 loss to the Wolves. He had his first game below 20 points in almost two months on Friday, but bounced back in a big way in this OT thriller. Beal's post-break output is even better these days, averaging 29.2 points, 5.7 boards, 6.6 dimes, 0.9 blocks, 2.0 steals and 2.7 treys over his previous seven outings. He looks like a top-10 player going forward and has four games in each of the next three weeks.
NBA Betting Trends
The Kings are 37-17-1 against the spread in their last 55 games when playing on one day of rest.
The Wizards are 5-1 against the number in their last six games against Western Conference opponents.
Even though the Kings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and remain in the mix for a playoff berth in the Western Conference, they also might be a house of cards ready to collapse. Harry Giles is just 4-of-18 shooting from the field in his last two games and Buddy Hield has cooled after his tremendous start. De’Aaron Fox did put on a show the night versus the Knicks but if the Kings come out flat again tonight, the Wizards could take over and never look back. The home team is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams while the Kings are 0-5 at the betting window in their last five trips to D.C.
Monday NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards -1.5