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Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Power Balance Pavilion will feature Kings vs. Celtics action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Kings bring a 10-19 record (12-16-1 ATS) to the battle against the 14-15 Celtics, who are 10-16-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 17-12 so far and the Celtics go 15-13-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Sacramento is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-92 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 25-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 16 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 5.4 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 98.7 points per game when playing on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring on their home court.
Boston lost its last outing, a 101-83 result against the Warriors on December 29. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston got 18 points from Courtney Lee but lost anyway 101-83 against the Warriors on Saturday at Oracle Arena.
The Kings were a 106-105 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Marcus Thornton scored 18 points leading the Kings to a 106-105 victory over New York at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Celtics at Kings trends to consider:
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home
Sacramento is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Boston home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 2
Sacramento at Detroit, Tuesday, January 1