Celtics vs. Kings - 2/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (21-29) at Boston Celtics (30-22)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, CSNN
The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics meet early Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Sacramento Kings need a nice win after losing six of their last seven games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27 points and 11.3 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 assists. Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost four straight road games. Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein are questionable.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.4 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.2 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six straight home games. Jae Crowder is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Kings are 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Celtics are rolling right now and are covering numbers in the process. The Kings are in a slump and have covered just one of their last seven games. I'll side with Boston by double digits.