Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/14/14
Sacramento Kings (13-22) at Indiana Pacers (29-7)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings will be heading to Indiana on Tuesday night to face off against the Pacers.
The Indiana Pacers are dominating their Central division this season as the Pacers currently hold a 12 game advantage over the Bulls. Indiana has the top ranked defense in the league currently, holding opponents to a stellar average of 87.9 points per game. Paul George is also playing outstanding this season, scoring an average of 22.6 points per game, while also leading the team in steals per outing. Indiana is dominant at home as well, going 18-1 this season on their home floor, and Indiana comes into Tuesday night’s game having won four out of their last five.
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The Sacramento Kings are struggling again this season, as the Kings are sitting at 13-22 on the year, and are just 4-9 away from home this season. The Kings are solid offensively; ranking 13th in the league with an average of 102 points per game, but going up against this Pacers squad will definitely be a tough test. The Kings are led by Demarcus Cousins, who is scoring 23.3 points per game, while also leading the team in rebounds, steals, and blocks per outing. Sacramento is on bit of a hot streak heading into this one, as the Kings have won three in a row, but this will be the first game in a tough six game road stretch for the Kings.
The Kings are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against teams with winning records, and the Kings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS win.
The Pacers are 4-0 against the spread when playing at home against a team with a losing record and the Pacers are 82 against the spread in their last ten against the West.
I will be on the under in this one. The Kings can put up points, but the Pacers can shut down anyone, and I just don’t see Sacramento’s offense having much luck here. The Pacers don’t usually light the board up, and even though the Kings struggle defensively at times, I think this one remains under this already low number posted by the odds makers.