Spurs vs. Kings Prediction
Are the San Antonio Spurs a bad bet to cover the point spread on the road Saturday night versus the Sacramento Kings?
Who Oddsmakers Like: San Antonio. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 7.5-point road favorites versus the Kings, who opened as 8.5-point underdogs before the line dropped. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 195.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Who Public Bettors Like: San Antonio. As of this writing, 54% of betting tickets are on the Spurs and 61% of the money is also on San Antonio.
Injury Report: For the Spurs, Pau Gasol is out with a groin injury and Danny Green is also out with his own groin injury. On the other side, De'Aaron Fox (quad) is out for the Kings and Harry Giles remains sidelined due to a knee injury.
Who We Like: Sacramento. The Spurs are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Kings and have failed to cover in four of their last five road games. They're also 2-5 against the number in their last seven games overall, are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games, and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games when playing an opponent with a losing record.
On the other side, the Kings are 5-1 against the spread in their last six conference games, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games versus Southwest opponents, and are 9-4-1 at the betting window in their last 14 games overall.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: SACRMENTO KINGS +7.5