Kings vs. Thunder Pick
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder cruise to a large win at home when they host the Sacramento Kings today at 3PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are the clear favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -12.5 points against Sacramento. The over/under total for the game is listed at 216 points. These two have split the last two meetings, while the Kings are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight against the Thunder.
Oklahoma City is rolling right now, winning and covering the spread in four straight games, including a 123-102 win at Toronto on Thursday. The Thunder are now 39-29 overall and 38-29-1 against the spread. On the season, OKC averages 106.8 points per game on offense while allowing 106.1 on defense. Over its last five games, the Thunder are putting up 116 per game on average. Russell Westbrook is averaging 31.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game to be among the top MVP candidates. Victor Oladipo is adding 16.5 points per game.
Sacramento has won back-to-back games, beating the Magic and Suns to get to 27-41 on the season. The Kings have also covered in both wins, moving to 34-31-3 against the spread on the season. The Kings average 103.1 points per game on offense this season while giving up 106.1 on defense. Over its last five, Sacramento is putting up 109 points per game, but allowing 113 on defense. Buddy Hield has played well since joining the team, averaging 13.5 points per game. Darren Collison is also adding 13.5 per game.
It’s possible we could see a letdown for OKC tonight, but the Thunder are really clicking on offense right now and I don’t think the Kings have a chance to slow that down. Westbrook should be able to get another triple-double with ease as the Thunder can put up 120 points on the Kings. Sacramento won’t have enough offensive firepower to keep pace.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -12.5