Kings vs. Magic - 12/6/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (8-14) at Sacramento Kings (10-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, CSAC
The Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings play Saturday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Orlando Magic have lost six of their last eight games and wrap up a six-game road trip. On the season, the Magic are averaging 94.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Channing Frye is shooting 42 percent from the field and Elfrid Payton is dishing out five assists per game. The Orlando Magic are playing competitive basketball and have been a lot better than expected but injuries are starting to catch up with them. Nikola Vucevic remains doubtful for this game with a back injury. It’s hard for the Magic to win without their leading scorer on the court.
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The Sacramento Kings have lost four of their last five games and have to get going if they’re going to be a playoff contender. On the season, the Kings are averaging 101.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 101.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.5 points and 12.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 23.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Darren Collison is averaging 6.4 assists per game and Ben McLemore is shooting 47.2 percent from the field. The Sacramento Kings spotty defense is really preventing them from taking that next step, as they’re allowing 105.8 points in their last five games. The Kings have shown they can score at an above-average but they’ve lost seven of their last nine games when allowing 100-plus points.
The Magic are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings need a win here to get back on track and should be able to take advantage of a Magic team that's been on the road for a while and probably just wants to return home. Give me the Kings and the chalk.