Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs - 3/21/14
San Antonio Spurs (51-16) at Sacramento Kings (24-44)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +7 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings will play Friday night for the third and final time during the regular season. The Spurs lead the series 2-0.
The Spurs head into this matchup on an 11-game winning streak, and have scored at least 120 points in five of those victories. Just in the Spurs last five games, they’re averaging 114.6 points on 51.4 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Tim Duncan is coming off of a 16 rebound performance in a Wednesday victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. On the season, the Spurs average 105.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allow 98 points on 44.5 percent shooting. The San Antonio Spurs are 35-32 ATS overall and 20-13 ATS on the road.
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The Kings have lost five of their last seven games, but are coming off a 117-111 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. On the season, the Kings average 101.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 103.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Point guard Isaiah Thomas is coming off his first career triple-double in the win over the Wizards and DeMarcus Cousins has grabbed double-digit rebounds in five straight games he’s played. At home, the Kings average 102.8 points and give up 102.6 points. The Sacramento Kings are 31-35-2 ATS overall and 14-19 ATS at home.
The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than 60 percent. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento.
The Kings have not beaten the Spurs SU since January of 2012, and that isn’t likely going to change with the way San Antonio has been playing the past couple of weeks. These teams are heading in opposite directions, and there’s no reason to believe the Spurs don’t win by double digits.
Give me the chalk, please.