Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA clash. Losers of 3 games in a row take on winners of their last 3 as the Sacramento Kings travel to Oklahoma City to face off with the Thunder. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The bad habits returned once again for the Sacramento Kings as they let the San Antonio Spurs put 136 points past them on Wednesday as they fell by 19-points. One of the main reasons for the loss was the play of Harrison Barnes who finished the game with just 9 points. This team relies way too much on him, they wasted a 37-point performance from De’Aaron Fox. It was Sacramento’s 7th loss of the season already, they haven’t done well against Western Conference teams so far this season by losing 5 of their last 7 games. They come into tonight’s game as 4 point favorites against the Thunder which could be a good sign as they’ve covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 games when they’re the favorite.
Oklahoma City Thunder
As weird as it might sound, the Oklahoma City Thunder might be winning way too many games at 4-6 so far this season. They’ve now beaten the Lakers, Spurs and Pelicans and put together a decent three-game winning streak. This team is among the youngest in the NBA and their GM has already said on a number of occasions they are building for the future and aren’t necessarily trying to win right now. Bettors love the Thunder this season, they have covered the spread 6 times in their last 7 games. However, home form has been an issue dating back even to last season. They have only 3 wins in their last 16 games at Paycom Center.
OKC doesn’t do well against high-scoring offenses. They win only 28% of their games when facing a team that is in the top 6 in offensive efficiency. If the Kings want to stand any chance of making the postseason or even the play-in tournament, they will have to start winning games like this. Give me the Kings here.
Oklahoma City Thunder – Sacramento Kings Odds
Oklahoma City Thunder – Sacramento Kings Betting Tips & Odds
Sacramento -4.0 Point Spread available at -110 odds on bet365
Neither of the two teams has excelled on the defensive end this season. They both struggle to rebound the ball ranking 23rd and 27th in opponent total rebounds per game. I’m interested to see who has the advantage on the glass. When it comes to advantage in scoring, it’s pretty obvious Sacramento has the upper hand as they score almost 10 points per game more than their opponent here. In road games that number goes up to an average of 112.7 per game. The Thunder are close to the middle of the pack in scoring at home averaging 105.8 per game, so judging by that we should have enough to push us over the total here. If we also look at the last 10 meetings the two teams have averaged 224.2 points between them, adding even more confidence into our bet here. Give me the over.
Over 218 Total Points available at -110 odds on bet365