Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (11-17) at Indiana Pacers (16-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSMW
The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Sacramento Kings look for a feel good victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 104.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.5 points and 10.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.2 points and 1.8 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.1 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Indiana Pacers also look for a big victory after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25.5 points and four assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 14.7 points and three rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists and Jordan Hill is grabbing eight rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four straight home games.
The Kings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Kings are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Indiana.
The Sacramento Kings aren't exactly playing bad basketball and certainly have the offense to not only hang around with the Pacers but possibly even win this game. The Pacers have cooled off a bit. I'll take the points in what should be a fun matchup between two offensive teams.