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Kings host Pacers in basketball action

Indiana PacersSacramento Kings
33-8January 24, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena15-26

Sacramento looks to cover the Kings-Pacers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 15-26 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.

This season the Kings are 15-26 overall and 18-21-2 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 33-8 and 28-13 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 22-18-1 on the OU, and Indiana is 16-24-1.

View Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 21 and the Pacers at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-89 result in favor of the Pacers.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 124-100 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Indiana was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Phoenix and falling 124-100 at US Airways Center.

Sacramento lost its last outing, a 119-98 result against the Rockets on January 22. The Kings failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 217 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Kings were blown out by Houston on Wednesday, losing by a 119-98 final at Toyota Center in basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 101.66 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.2 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.96% so far, less than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Next up:
Indiana at Denver, Saturday, January 25th
Sacramento home to Denver, Sunday, January 26th