Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (10-16) at Washington Wizards (11-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings travel to the Verizon Center to battle the Washington Wizards tonight.
The Wizards have been struggling with just two wins in their last six outings, but they were able to take down the Hornets by 109-101 on Saturday thanks to a balanced scoring attack. John Wall led the way with 27 points and 12 assists, Garrett Temple added 21 points, while Jared Dudley and Marcin Gortat scored 19 and 18 points respectively as the Wizards shot over 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from the 3-point line. Bradley Beal remained on the sideline with a stress fracture in his lower right fibula and will miss the next two weeks before being re-evaluated. Washington is now 11-14 on the season overall and 5-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Kings have won four of their last five overall and looked very impressive in last night's 104-94 win at Toronto. Rudy Gay and Rajong Rondo led the team with 19 points each while DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi had 15 points each as the Kings shot 53 percent from the field to beat the Raptors. The Kings looked particularly good in the first quarter where they shot out to an early 31-9 lead thanks to some good ball movement from Rondo, but what was really encouraging was that the Kings looked good on defense, holding their opponent under 100 points for the fourth straight game.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games playing on zero days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record, while the Wizards are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games against a team below .400 and 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on one days rest.
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