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Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/24/14

Indiana Pacers (33-8) at Sacramento Kings (15-26)

NBA Basketball: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)

The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Sacramento Kings could be shorthanded tonight when they take on the Indiana Pacers.

The Kings have lost three of their last four and are coming off an embarassing 119-98 loss to the Rockets to cap off a 2-4 road trip. Derrick Williams led the scoring with 22 points and 11 rebounds off the bench while Isaiah Thomas added 20 points, but the Kings struggled mightily after losing top scorers Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins to injuries before halftime. With the loss, Sacramento fall to 15-26 overall and 6-13 on the road.

Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/24/14

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Meanwhile, the Pacers were on a five-game winning streak and were looking for number six on Wednesday against the Suns but were absolutely ambushed by 124-100. Paul George had a strong outing of 26 points while George Hill added 16, but for some reason the Pacers just didn't play the game with the same defensive intensity which led to them allowing the most points they have all season and suffering their most lopsided loss. Despite the loss, Indiana are still a league-best 33-8 overall and 12-7 on the road.

In ATS trends, the Pacers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss of more than 10 points and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a loss.

Head to head, the Pacers are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in Sacramento and the road team is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.

Both Cousins and Gay are both officially out for this game which leaves a massive hole in their offense, so you have to go with the Pacers in this one, surely.

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Indiana -11.5

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