Kings vs. Pacers Prediction
Which surprising winning team will grab another win on Saturday night when the Indiana Pacers play host to the Sacramento Kings at 7PM ET?
703 Sacramento Kings at 704 Indiana Pacers
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Kings. The over/under total is listed at 222.5 points. The public betting currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Kings on a win streak
The Sacramento Kings have won three straight, including a 111-110 win over the Pacers at home last week. They are coming off a 129-110 win at Cleveland last night. The Kings are 13-11 overall, 7-6 on the road, 15-9 against the spread and 16-8 with the over. Sacramento has covered in three straight.
The Kings have been solid on offense this year, averaging 115.2 points per game while shooting 39.1 percent from the arc and 48.2 percent from the field. The Sacramento defense has struggled, as the Kings give up 116.3 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.3 percent from the field. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to lead the team this year while De’Aaron Fox is putting up 17.8 points and 7.7 assists per contest.
Pacers seek third straight
Indiana is coming off a 112-90 win at Orlando last night for back-to-back wins. The Pacers are now 15-10 on the season, 7-4 at home, 12-13 against the spread and 14-11 with the under. Indiana has failed to cover in three of its last four.
The Pacers have the top defense in the league, holding opponents to just 101.6 points per game. Opponents are also holding opponents to 44.2 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is only putting up 106 points per game, but the Pacers shoot 47.7 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from the arc. Victor Oladipo is already out with a knee injury and Domantas Sabonis sat out last night due to an illness and is questionable for today’s game. Bojan Bogdanovic is leading the way for the active players. He is averaging 16.3 points per game this season.
NBA Betting Trends
The Kings have covered the spread in four straight road games and in 21 of their last 29 games against Eastern Conference opponents
The Pacers are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, but 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Pacific opponents.
While the Pacers are still finding ways to win, they have been struggling to cover. The Kings have been looking good lately and already own a win over the Pacers in the last week. Sacramento’s ability to score should be the difference in this game, especially with the Pacers possibly missing two of their top three scorers.
NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings +3.5