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NBA Matchup - Kings Thunder Odds Preview

Oklahoma City ThunderSacramento Kings
Feb 9, 10:30 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings Odds


Sacramento will look to improve on its 9-16 record on Thursday when they host Oklahoma City in NBA odds action at Power Balance Pavilion.

Sacramento battles the Thunder, currently with a 20-5 mark (14-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-16 for the Kings and 13-12 for the Thunder.

View Oklahoma City vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kings are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Kings) and the No. 10 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-89 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 91.8 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 20 at 96.4 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.3 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Thunder were a 119-116 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (235) made winners of OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 33 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 119-116 victory over Golden State on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were an 86-84 loser as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Kings covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Kings endured an 86-84 loss at the hands of the Timberwolves on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Marcus Thornton at Target Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Thunder at Kings trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Sacramento's last 16 games
Sacramento is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Sacramento's last 20 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Utah, Friday, February 10
Sacramento home to Phoenix, Saturday, February 11