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Thunder take on Kings in hoops contest

Oklahoma City ThunderSacramento Kings
12-3December 03, 2013, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena4-11



Oklahoma City pays a visit to Sacramento on Tuesday, hoping to send the Kings to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Sleep Train Arena.

Supporters of the Thunder have seen them go 12-3 and 8-7 ATS so far this season, while the Kings are at 4-11 and 4-9-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 5-10, while the Thunder are 9-6.

View Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 203 at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 21 and the Thunder at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-89 result in favor of the Thunder.

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Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 113-103 result against the Timberwolves on December 1. The Thunder covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Oklahoma City got 32 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 113-103 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Kings were a 115-113 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento got 24 points from DeMarcus Cousins but lost anyway 115-113 against the Warriors on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 1 in the league with 47.4 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 7.13 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 24 with 6.2 per contest.

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Portland, Wednesday, December 4th
Sacramento home to Los Angeles, Friday, December 6th

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