Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/5/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (7-12) at Sacramento Kings (9-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -3 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers travel to the Sleep Train Arena to battle the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Indiana Pacers had a nice stretch where they won five of seven games, but they've since lost three of four overall, including their last three straight. Last night against the Trailblazers, their struggles continued as they lost by 88-82, but it could have been so much worse as the Blazers shot a season-low four of 21 from the three point line, including a combined one of 10 from Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard which won't happen again this season. Rodney Stuckey led the Pacers with 16 points while Solomon Hill added 15, but in a close game, the Pacers just couldn't find their offense when they needed it the most. With the loss, Indiana fell to 7-12 on the season and 3-7 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings were playing quite well to start the season, but have really cooled off with four straight losses including a 117-109 loss at Toronto on Tuesday. Ben McLemore led the scoring with 21 points, Rudy Gay added 20 points and 10 assists while Derrick Williams had 18 points in 14 minutes off the bench, but it still wasn't enough as the Kings couldn't stop Kyle Lowry who led the Raptors with 27 points and 13 assists. DeMarcus Cousins missed his third straight game with an illness and is not expected to play tonight or tomorrow.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the Kings are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a loss.
Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Sacramento.
Both of these teams are in a bit of a slump right now, but the edge definitely goes to the Kings in this one, especially because they haven't played since Tuesday, compared to the Pacers who played just last night. The Pacers have won the last four against the Kings but I think that streak is about to end tonight.