Kings at Heat - 11/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (4-7) at Miami Heat (6-4)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -7.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, SUN
The Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat meet Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 28 points and 11 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.2 points and 2.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 5.2 assists and Rajon Rondo is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are coming off a Wednesday loss to the Hawks in which they shot 44.2 percent from the field and turned the ball over 20 times. The Kings have allowed 100-plus points in all 12 games this season and have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. The Kings have to get their defense going if they’re going to turn their season around.
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The Miami Heat look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 91.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 18.1 points and 9.4 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 17.1 points and 4.6 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.9 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.5 assists. The Miami Heat are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and have allowed less than 100 points in 10 of their last 14 games. The Heat now have to get their offense going, as Miami’s bench is averaging just 24.7 points per contest. The Heat have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Kings are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 2-11 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Miami and 5-21 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Kings play zero defense. Zero. That's not going to change with Sacramento playing last night and having to travel. Instead of playing with the chalk, I like the over in this spot. It's going to be one of the few games Miami has a breakout offensive game.