Kings vs. Thunder - 4/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (54-25) at Sacramento Kings (31-48)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, CSAC
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings meet late Saturday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could use a feel good win after splitting their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.7 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 107 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.1 points and 11.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.2 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost three straight home games.
The Thunder are 22-7-2 ATS in their last 31 Saturday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Assuming the Thunder play all of their guys, this game should get very ugly. The Kings play no defense and have given up on the season a while ago. Give me OKC by double digits.