Kings vs. Celtics Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Celtics are a 13-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 197 points.
The Kings enter with a 1-6 record after a 101-83 loss at the Pacers, their fifth loss in a row. Boston is 5-2 with five wins in a row following a 108-94 home win over the Spurs. The two meetings were split 1-1 straight up and ATS last season. The total stayed under both games.
Sacramento received 18 points, five assists and four rebounds off the bench from De'Aaron Fox in the loss at Indiana. Zach Randolph had 12 points and five rebounds. George Hill added eight points and six rebounds. The Kings trailed 55-30 at halftime.
Boston was led by Kyrie Irving with 24 points, six assists and three steals in the win over San Antonio. Jaylen Brown contributed 18 points and four rebounds. Al Horford accounted for 14 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Terry Rozier scored 12 off the bench. The Celtics outscored the Spurs 54-45 in the second half.
Sacramento is 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Boston. The under is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in Boston.
Sacramento is a mess right now, while Boston is rolling and playing very strong defense nightly. Although the Celtics should be able to crack 100 points, don't count on the Kings approaching that number. We pick the under in this spot
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: KINGS/CELTICS UNDER 197