San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings - 10/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (1-0) at Sacramento Kings (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +8.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings square off Thursday night in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another solid victory after upsetting the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 129 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 35 points and three assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 26 points and 14 rebounds. Jonathon Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Manu Ginobili is grabbing five rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 88.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 21.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs hope to get off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
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The Sacramento Kings look for back-to-back victories after beating the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 46.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24 points and six rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 22 points and two assists. Matt Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Lawson is dishing seven assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings look for their first 2-0 start since the 2003-04 NBA season.
The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Spurs are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Sacramento and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Kings are feeling confident after beating up on the Suns and should have tons of energy left over with this being their opener in their new arena. There's a slightly different vide with this Kings roster and the youth could be just enough to hang with the older Spurs who are playing back-to-back road games to start the season. I'll take the boatload of points here.