Kings home to Celtics in NBA betting action

Boston Celtics Sacramento Kings
19-37 February 22, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena 18-36



The Kings hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Celtics pay a visit to Sleep Train Arena in NBA betting action.

This season the Kings are 18-36 overall and 24-28-2 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 19-37 and 26-29-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 27-26-1 on the OU, and Boston is 21-35.

View Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The Kings - Celtics odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to power ranks. Sacramento is rated No. 18 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 25. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 90-89 win for the Kings.

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Last time out for Boston, they were a 101-92 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston suffered a 101-92 loss against Los Angeles on Friday, getting 21 points from Jeff Green in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 101-92 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Kings wasted a 26-point performance from Isaiah Thomas as Golden State ran past them 101-92 on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 13-ranked offense (101.07 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.66 PPG. The Kings have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, more than the Celtics have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Next up:
Boston at Utah, Monday, February 24th
Sacramento at Denver, Sunday, February 23rd
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