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Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics Odds
Sacramento travels to Boston on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 17-29 mark with a victory over the Celtics.
Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 17-29 and 18-27-1 ATS so far this season, while the Celtics are at 21-23 and 16-25-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 21-22-1, while the Kings are 27-18-1.
For bettors going with the Celtics in this one, they were listed earlier as 5.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Celtics and the No. 29-rated Kings in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-92 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 24 in the league with 40.5 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Kings rate No. 18 with 6.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
The Kings were a 96-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento earned a 96-94 victory over Washington on Monday, getting 22 points from Isaiah Thomas at Verizon Center.
In their last action, Boston was a 100-98 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Boston got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Garnett en route to a 100-98 victory over Miami on Sunday at TD Garden.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Kings at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Sacramento's last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 12 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games at home
Sacramento at Philadelphia, Friday, February 1
Boston home to Orlando, Friday, February 1