Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers Tips & Predictions
Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s game in the NBA. Indiana tries to end a 5-game road losing streak as they take on the Sacramento Kings. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Making a coaching change doesn’t always yield the results we were hoping for and that’s been the theme of the Indiana Pacers season so far. Rick Carlisle has improved some aspects, but he is no miracle maker. The Pacers have dropped five in a row on the road and have covered just twice in those five games. Offensively they are doing just fine ranking 5th in field goal percentage and 7th in three-point percentage. Malcolm Brogdon is leading the way with 22.3 points per game, while Domantas Sabonis is putting up his usual 19.5 points and 11 rebounds per game. If they want to beat the Kings though, they will have to get production from others as well. Pacers are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 visits to Sacramento.
The kings are off to a surprisingly good start to the season winning 5 of their 9 games so far. Bettors have really enjoying putting their money on the Kings to cover, they’ve gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. They’ve also won 4 of their last 6 games straight up, so things are moving in the right direction. Veteran leader Harrison Barnes is putting up career numbers, however young star De’Aaron Fox has struggled with consistency, especially from the three-point line. All in all the Kings should be happy with the way the season has started, but it won’t count for anything if they are unable to keep up the pace.
This will be the 3rd game of a 4 game home stand for Sacramento, they’ve found their groove and are facing a team that’s only 22nd in defensive rating after 9 games played. I’m really liking their chances, especially when looking at their recent record against the spread. Give me Sacramento to cover here.
Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers Odds
Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings Pick & Prediction
Kings -2.5 Point Spread available at bet365 at -110 odds!
In their last two wins the Kings have put up a total of 252 points, only the Charlotte Hornets are in front of them in points as things stand. The Kings always seem to rank high in pace of play, they are 5th this season averaging 103.7 possessions per game. Indiana isn’t far behind in 13th averaging 101.8 per game. They’ve also cracked the 100 point mark in their last three games, which means both teams are in solid form when it comes to putting the ball into the hoop. Combine that with the fact they are 22nd and 23rd in defensive efficiency and you got yourself a high scoring affair coming your way. Let’s back the over in this one!
Over 222.5 Total points is available at -110 odds on bet365!