Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game at Golden 1 Center. The Sacramento Kings have an opportunity to win their 5th game in a row as they host the San Antonio Spurs who have dropped two games in a row. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
So far it’s been a dream season for the Sacramento Kings who find themselves in 8th spot in the Western Conference standings, which guarantees them a play-in tournament spot. This team is hungry for playoff success, they have the longest playoff drought in all professional sports right now.
They’ve been absolutely on fire over their last 4 games scoring 120+ in each game, their latest win was a 153-121 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets. All but on Kings player scored in the game as they shot almost 60% from the field and drained 20 threes on almost 49% shooting. It’s unreal to expect another performance like that, but if they can pull of something similar against the Spurs they will be in a good position here. They’ve covered the spread in 5 of 6 home games and are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 at Golden 1 Center vs San Antonio.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are the completely opposite, they are going nowhere this season. After a somewhat strong start, they’ve come back down to earth a little with 7 losses in their last 8 games. Last time out the Blazers beat them by 7 points, it was their 6th defeat in a row vs Western Conference teams.
With no real leader and superstar on this roster, their chances of winning are very slim, regardless who they play. Against the Kings they are 7-point underdogs, bettors have made decent money backing them against the Spread over the last 5 games as they’ve covered a total of 4 times. It won’t be easy though, this Sacramento team plays at a really high pace, so I have my concerns if the Spurs can match that. They’ve split the last 10 meetings with each team winning 5 games, however Sacramento has the edge winning 2 of the 3 latest meetings.
One team is trying to secure a playoff spot, while the other is trying to lose as many games as possible in order to get a high pick in next year’s draft. I think the Kings have the momentum here and they should get the win by at least 8 points in front of the home fans.
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs Predictions & Odds
I must admit it’s been a while since I’ve seen the projected total set this high at 237.5 points. But that’s exactly how many points these teams have averaged in the last 3 games they played each other. Over the last 10 that number goes down a bit to 230.6, but I have a feeling neither team will be too interested in playing any defense tonight. Sacramento has only the 26th best defensive efficiency in the NBA, while the Spurs are even worse in 28th.
Combine that with both of them ranking in the top 10 in terms of pace of play, I think we are in for a high scoring game here. In 3 of their last 4 the Spurs have conceded 117, 132 and 124 points, while the Kings are on a roll offensively scoring 120+ in 4 straight, including 153 in their most recent game. Take the points here.