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Kings vs Thunder NBA Game Preview

Sacramento KingsOklahoma City Thunder
Dec 14, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

7-14TEAM RECORD18-4

The Thunder will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Kings at Chesapeake Energy Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Thunder bring a 18-4 record (13-7-2 ATS) to the battle against the 7-14 Kings, who are 7-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 11-10-1 so far and the Kings go 11-10. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as 14-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 203.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Thunder and the No. 21-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 108-93 result in favor of the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 1-ranked offense (105.4 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 20 at 99.4 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 48.9% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 101.2 points per game when playing on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.

Sacramento lost its last outing, a 98-85 result against the Bucks on December 12. The Kings failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Sacramento suffered a 98-85 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Tyreke Evans in a losing effort at Bradley Center.

The Thunder were a 92-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Oklahoma City got 35 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 92-88 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Kings at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to Denver, Sunday, December 16
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Monday, December 17