Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/3/13
Oklahoma City Thunder (12-3) at Sacramento Kings (4-11)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +7 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep on rolling when they pay a visit to the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Thunder have won 11 of their last 13 games and will be going for their eight straight tonight after taking down the Timberwolves by 113-103 on Sunday behind a massive triple-double from Kevin Durant who poured in 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Russell Westbrook added 19 points and Reggie Jackson chipped in with 18 points as the Thunder shot a sizzling 56.3 percent from the field while holding the Wolves to just 41.6 percent shooting, including just 20 points in the penultimate fourth quarter. With the win, OKC improved to 12-3 on the season and 9-0 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Kings have lost six of their last eight and are looking down the barrel of a fifth straight loss after falling short to the Warriors by 115-113 on Sunday. DeMarcus Cousins led the scoring with 24 points but played just 21 minutes as he fell into foul trouble early, while Marcus Thornton added 21 points off the bench. Isaiah Thomas and Patrick Patterson aaded 19 and 18 points respectively but the Kings left their run too late as they didn't really start playing hard until they fell behind by 16 in the third quarter. With the loss, Sacramento fell to 4-11 on the season and 3-7 at home.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Kings are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
The Kings have been struggling for consistency for as long as I can remember, but they've always had the firepower to upset the best of teams. However, the Thunder are in a rich vein of form and with Durant coming off a historic game, I can't go past the visitors taking this game and covering the spread.