Kings vs. Thunder - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (17-18) at Sacramento Kings (14-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +7 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, CSAC
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings play Wednesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four of their last six games and end a two-game road trip. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 99.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27 points and seven assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 24.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is shooting 41.9 percent from the field and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling offensively as of late, shooting just 42.8 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from downtown in their last five games. The Thunder recently made a trade for Dion Waiters, and it’ll be interesting to see how that pays off moving forward. Waiters is questionable for this game.
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The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven games and play their first home game of 2015. On the season, the Kings are averaging 102 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 104.4 points on 45 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.5 points and 12.1 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 assists. Darren Collison is shooting 46.6 percent from the field and Ben McLemore is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are just an inconsistent team that can’t get their offense and defense on the same page. The Kings have allowed 107 or more points in seven straight games and are allowing teams to shoot 47.5 percent in their last five games. Omri Casspi and Ramon Sessions are both questionable for this game with injuries.
The Thunder are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Kings are 1-9-2 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-15-2 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I just don't know which Kings team is going to show up on a nightly basis. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder know they have to win games to get back in the playoff race and are playing well for the most part. Give me OKC by double digits.