NBA Game Preview - Kings underdogs vs Wizards at Washington
Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Washington and Sacramento on Monday, with the host Wizards trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Washington battles the Kings, currently with a 16-29 mark (17-27-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-23-1 for the Wizards and 27-17-1 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 15 and the Kings at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 92-91 result in favor of the Wizards.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 91.4 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.4 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.4 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 121-93 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Denver and falling 121-93 at Pepsi Center.
The Wizards were an 86-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (159) made winners of UNDER bettors. Nene Hilario scored 16 points leading the Wizards to an 86-73 victory over Chicago at Verizon Center on Saturday.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 0-10
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Kings at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Sacramento's last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Sacramento's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Washington
Sacramento is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Washington's last 16 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Sacramento at Boston, Wednesday, January 30
Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 30