Kings vs. Spurs - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (34-23) at Sacramento Kings (20-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: KENS, CSAC
The San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings meet Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs have lost four straight games and continue their massive road trip. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 100.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 14.8 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.7 points and 9.8 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.9 assists and Danny Green is shooting 42.3 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 47.1 percent shooting from the field and 44.7 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Spurs lack of defense has killed them during this stretch, as they’ve lost seven of their last eight games when allowing 100-plus points.
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The Sacramento Kings look for a big win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.2 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 104.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.7 points and 12.2 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.1 points and 3.9 assists. Ben McLemore is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and Carl Landry is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are going through the motions with head coach George Karl now running the show, but they would love a win here to prove they’re heading in the right direction. The Kings have allowed 100-plus points in seven of their last nine games and are allowing 45.8 percent shooting in their last five games.
The Spurs are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Kings are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 10-21-2 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Sacramento and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Spurs can't keep losing games, can they? Sure, San Antonio is probably god awfully tired of playing on the road, but they're still head and shoulders the better team here. I'll take my chances with the Spurs and the reasonable chalk.