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NBA betting line favors Kings over Celtics

Sacramento KingsBoston Celtics
17-32February 07, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden17-33

Sacramento travels to Boston on Friday, hoping to boost its 17-32 mark with a victory over the Celtics.

The Kings will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 23-24-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Celtics are 24-26 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Sacramento is 25-23-1 on the totals; Boston is 20-30.

View Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Celtics as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 201.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Celtics rated this week at No. 24 and the Kings sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-89 result in favor of the Kings today.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 109-101 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Kings got a 25-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who added 10 rebounds as Sacramento ran past Toronto 109-101 on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.

In their last action, Boston was a 114-108 winner on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (222) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jeff Green went off for 36 points and added 8 rebounds leading Boston to a 114-108 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 12 in the league with 43.73 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.34 per game, while the Kings rate No. 23 with 6.71 per contest.

A few Kings at Celtics trends to consider:
Sacramento is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Sacramento is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento at Washington, Sunday, February 9th
Boston home to Dallas, Sunday, February 9th