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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Kings try to run the Thunder off the court at Power Balance Pavilion in pro hoops action.
This season the Kings are 16-27 overall and 17-25-1 ATS against the number, while the Thunder are 33-10 and 24-16-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 26-16-1 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 21-20-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Thunder taking on the No. 27-rated Kings in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 110-95 win for the Thunder on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 14-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.2 PPG. The Kings have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.1 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 104-99 result against the Warriors on January 23. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 203 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kevin Durant was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 5 rebounds but Golden State still won, 104-99, over Oklahoma City on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
Sacramento lost its last outing, a 106-96 result against the Suns on January 23. The Kings failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tyreke Evans scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 106-96 to Phoenix at Power Balance Pavilion on Wednesday).
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
A few Thunder at Kings trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Sacramento's last 22 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City at LA Lakers, Sunday, January 27
Sacramento at Denver, Saturday, January 26