Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (8-3) at Sacramento Kings (4-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +7 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings clash late Wednesday night in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for their fourth straight victory to build on a solid 8-3 start to the season. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.5 points and 2.7 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won six straight road games.
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The Sacramento Kings could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 26.6 points and 8.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 22.3 points and 2.5 assists. Darren Collison is the third double-digit scorer and Arron Afflalo is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last four home games.
The Spurs are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Spurs are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Sacramento and 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Kings have played decent ball in their new arena so far and have actually hung around with the Spurs in each of the last two meetings. Remember, the Kings outplayed the Spurs in their home opener a couple of weeks ago and probably should have won. Collison is back as a third option and nobody on San Antonio can slowdown Cousins. Not saying the Kings will win this game, but they can give the Spurs another battle. I like the points.