Kings visit Spurs in NBA clash
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Spurs hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Kings pay a visit to AT&T Center in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs currently sports a record of 45-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-25-2 ATS. The Kings are 20-39 and 25-33-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 27-31-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 35-23-1 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 214 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Spurs and the No. 29-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 109-94 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense (104.2 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.8 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.5% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.8 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 125-101 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (226) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Orlando out of the gym and running up a 125-101 score at Amway Center.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 105-101 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tony Parker scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Spurs to victory (they lost 105-101 to Phoenix at AT&T Center on Wednesday).
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Kings at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 12 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
San Antonio is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Sacramento
San Antonio is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Sacramento
San Antonio is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
Sacramento home to Charlotte, Sunday, March 3
San Antonio home to Detroit, Sunday, March 3