Thunder vs. Kings Prediction
The Oklahoma City Thunder has struggled to cover the spread when facing the Sacramento Kings in past meetings. Laying 5 points Wednesday night on the road, will the Thunder buck the trends and cover the number tonight?
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Thunder are 5-point favorites to beat the Kings. The total, meanwhile, sits at 234 points and as of this writing, 58% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the point spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in a 121-96 win over the Bulls on Monday, scoring 13 points with 16 rebounds and 11 assists. This was his seventh triple-double of the season and 111th of his career. He finished 5-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with four turnovers, adding five steals in 32 minutes. Westy has an absurd 19 steals in his last four games which has bumped him up to a league-leading 2.5 per game as he continues to dominate four categories (points, rebounds, assists and steals) for his fantasy owners. His lack of triples, poor percentages and high turnovers have held his value in check, though.
Sacramento Kings Fantasy Spin
Willie Cauley-Stein played a season-low seven minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday with one point, one assist and one steal. He's not injured, but his ego might be after the Kings were run out of the building. WCS was one of four starters who played 10 or less minutes, as coach Dave Joerger pulled the plug on this one super early. WCS will look to get back on track vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 11-4 in the Thunder’s last 15 road games and is 5-1 in their last six conference tilts.
The over is 5-1 in the Kings’ last six home games and 13-3 in their last 16 games overall.
As previously mentioned, the Thunder has struggled to cover the spread against the Kings in previous meetings. They’re 1-5 against the number in their last six games in Sacramento and is 0-6 against the spread in their last six games versus the Kings overall. The Thunder is also 2-5 against the number in their last seven games overall and are winless at the betting window in their last four road games. On the other side, the Kings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 10-4 against the number in their last 14 home games and have covered in 11 of their last 13 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings +5