Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/28/14
Sacramento Kings (25-46) at Oklahoma City Thunder (52-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -12 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: News 10, DS-Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Sacramento Kings face off on Friday in a NBA Western Conference matchup.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in second place in the Western Conference trailing the San Antonio Spurs by three games and leading the third place Clippers by 2.5 games. The Thunder are 6-4 at home this season and 29-7 at home. Kevin Durant leads Oklahoma City and is having a MVP type year averaging 32.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 7.0 assists, Serge Ibaka is averaging 15.1 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson is averaging 13.3 points. OKC is averaging 106.2 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent and 36.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc. With Westbrook in the lineup it gives the Thunder more options and they are thinking NBA Championship this season.
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The Sacramento Kings are 17.5 games out of the final playoff spot but sit in seventh position in the NBA Draft lottery. The Kings are 3-7 in their last 10 games and 10-25 on the road this season. DeMarcus Cousins leads Sacramento averaging 22.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.7 points, Rudy Gay is averaging 20.3 points, and Derrick Williams is averaging 9.2 points. The Kings are averaging 101.3 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 103.6 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. The Kings have lost both meetings of these two teams this season.
Oklahoma City is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 11-5-1 against the spread following a loss, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. Sacramento is 4-0 against the spread following a loss, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
I like the THunder to roll here and with the number heading lower I like them even more.
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