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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Thunder

Sacramento KingsOklahoma City Thunder
April 15, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

28-52TEAM RECORD59-21

Chesapeake Energy Arena features an NBA battle between the host Oklahoma City Thunder and the visiting Sacramento Kings in betting action on Monday.

This season the Thunder are 59-21 overall and 48-29-3 ATS against the number, while the Kings are 28-52 and 36-43-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 36-41-3 on the OU, and Sacramento is 47-32-1.

View Sacramento vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kings were listed as 15.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 214 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Thunder) and the No. 27 (Kings) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 111-97 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 6-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 13 in the league with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7.4 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 105.4 points per game when playing on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.

Sacramento lost its last outing, a 121-100 result against the Rockets on April 14. The Kings failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sacramento was run off the court by the Rockets on Sunday as Houston blasted them 121-100 at Toyota Center.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 106-90 result against the Trail Blazers on April 12. The Thunder covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Russell Westbrook poured in 33 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, as they defeated Portland 106-90 at Rose Garden.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Houston are 0-10
After a loss are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Kings at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Sacramento is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, April 17
Oklahoma City home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 17