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NBA Game Preview - Kings underdogs vs Nets at Sacramento

Brooklyn NetsSacramento Kings
Nov 18, 6:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Brooklyn Nets vs Sacramento Kings Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD2-7

Sacramento will look to improve on its 2-7 record on Sunday when they host Brooklyn in NBA odds action at Power Balance Pavilion.

Sacramento battles the Nets, currently with a 5-2 mark (3-3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-5 for the Kings and 4-3 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nets were listed as 3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 194 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Kings and the No. 6-ranked Nets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-87 result in favor of the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 91.3 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 6 at 92.9 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 85.5 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Brooklyn was a 102-97 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nets got 24 points from Brook Lopez as Brooklyn ran past Boston 102-97 on Thursday at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 112-96 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento suffered a 112-96 loss against Atlanta on Friday, getting 19 points from Jason Thompson in a losing effort at Power Balance Pavilion.

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nets at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 13 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Brooklyn is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 13 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Sacramento's last 12 games at home
Sacramento is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn at LA Lakers, Tuesday, November 20
Sacramento home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, November 21