Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (27-51) at Oklahoma City Thunder (42-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -13.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Sacramento Kings tonight at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last seven games and are coming off a 103-91 defeat at Utah. Carl Landry, Omri Casspi and Ben McLemore all led the Kings with 16 points each while Derrick Williams added 14 points off the bench, but with Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Darren Collison all out with injuries, the Kings were always going to struggle. In fact, the Kings were actually playing pretty well in the first half and actually went into the break with a 49-43 lead, but the Jazz took over in the second half and shut the door with an 18-5 run to start the fourth. Gay sat out the game with concussion while Cousins has travelled to Los Angeles to get his foot injury examined, so neither are expected to play tonight.
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Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have lost six of their last seven games and will be desperately looking to avoid a fifth straight loss after getting routed by the Spurs in a 113-88 defeat on Tuesday. Russell Westbrook scored 17 points with six steals but nothing short of a triple-double was going to help the Thunder as they fell behind by 29-10 points after the first quarter and things just went from bad to worse. Unfortunately, the Pelicans won their game on Tuesday which means that OKC is now in ninth place in the Western Conference with just four games left to play.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games, while the Thunder are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record but just 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the Kings are 1-4-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and the under is 8-1 in the last nine.
If the Kings had one of their main scorers playing, I would be on the visitors for sure, but in a must-win game at home, you just can't go against the desperate Thunder coming off three days of rest.