Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. Winners of 4 games in their last 5 outings, the Sacramento Kings look to extend their win streak to 4 in a row as they host the Brooklyn Nets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
At 6-6 the Kings are just inside the playoff race occupying one of the play-in tournament spots in the Western Conference right now. They currently hold the longest playoff drought in professional sports, so the buzz around this team is quite significant as they look to finally make the postseason.
A major reason for their success has been the play of De’Aaron Fox who is averaging 25.5 points on almost 55% shooting, which is just insane for a point guard. They just beat the defending champions 122-115 at home where they are 3-3 this season, they’ll have to throw everything they have at the Nets in order to beat them. Brooklyn has had the Kings’ number lately winning 7 of the las 10 meetings. Sacramento is also just 1-10 SU in their last 11 games vs Atlantic Division teams.
Just when we thought the momentum is on the Nets side for once this season, they proved us wrong with a 13-point loss on the road against the struggling Lakers. Kyrie Irving remains out as he serves his suspension, while Ben Simmons is dealing with a knee injury and there’s a possibility he might miss his 2nd game in a row tonight. Kevin Durant can’t do it all on his own, he did have 31 against LA, but without any real help from his teammates he fell short.
The good news is he might get some additional help tonight with the return of Seth Curry who missed a game, following back-to-back performances of 20+ points. Brooklyn is currently 12th in the standings, so they too have to start winning before they fall back even further in the Eastern Conference.
The last time they played in Sacramento, it was the Kings who came out on top by 11 points. They are 1.5 point favorites tonight according to the oddsmakers, I have to give them the benefit of the doubt after watching them win 3 games in a row. Let’s go with the home team once again here.
Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions & Odds
When Sacramento wins that normally means they’ve scored 120 or more points. That’s been the case in each of their last 4 wins, while for the season they are averaging 121.5 points per game in their 6 wins. Brooklyn’s defense has seen an improvement since Kyrie Irving went out of the line-up, but they ruined it with a poor showing against the Lakers last time out allowing 116 points.
Their hands will be full once again tonight as they try to stop a Kings team that ranks 4th in offensive efficiency and 10th in pace of play. Sacramento will dictate the tempo here since they are the home team, so we can expect these two teams to go at it on the offensive end. Brooklyn is also a top 10 team in offensive efficiency, so they can pretty much counter everything the Kings throw at them. Look for this game to be a high scoring one, let’s back the points.