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Kings face Heat: NBA odds preview

Sacramento KingsMiami Heat
Feb 21, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Sacramento Kings vs Miami Heat Odds

10-21TEAM RECORD25-7

AmericanAirlines Arena features an NBA battle between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Sacramento Kings in betting action on Tuesday.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 15-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Heat are 17-15 ATS. Sacramento is 12-19 on the totals; Miami is 15-16-1.

View Sacramento vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 202.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Kings taking on the No. 4-rated Heat in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 107-90 win for the Heat on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 103.3 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 101.4 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 102 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Sacramento lost its last outing, a 93-92 result against the Cavaliers on February 19. The Kings covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Sacramento got 23 points and 11 assists from Isaiah Thomas in a losing cause in a 93-92 loss to Cleveland on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 90-78 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Heat covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dwyane Wade went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds leading Miami over Orlando, 90-78, on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Kings at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Sacramento's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Sacramento's last 14 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Sacramento's last 22 games
Sacramento is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento at Washington, Wednesday, February 22
Miami home to New York, Thursday, February 23