Kings at Thunder - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (27-51) at Oklahoma City Thunder (42-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSOK
The Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 104.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ben McLemore is averaging 11.8 points and 1.6 assists while Omri Casspi is averaging 8.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Derrick Williams is 2.7 rebounds and Ray McCallum is dishing 2.7 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Kings have won three road games since February. DeMarcus Cousins is doubtful while Nik Stauskas and Rudy Gay are questionable with injuries.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder need to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and 8.6 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 18 points and 11.3 rebounds. Dion Waiters is dishing 1.8 assists and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 51.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost eight of their last 13 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Thunder need this game if they’re going to remain in the playoff race with the Pelicans.
The Kings are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 17-36-3 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Kings are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Kings may be without their top three players, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are are one-man team right now and are struggling more than they have all season. If forced to pick this game, I'd side with the points as more of a fade from OKC.