Kings at Nets - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (21-28) at Brooklyn Nets (12-38)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, YES
The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets square off early Friday at the Barclays Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.1 points and 11.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.2 points and 1.8 assists. Darren Collison is dishing four assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last 10 road games. Ben McLemore is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a victory in order to snap their five-game losing. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.2 points and 8.4 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 3.9 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. NBA Pacific and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Kings are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Nets continue to be fade material with covers in just four of their last 17 games. I like the way the Kings are playing despite close losses, and their offense should be too much for Brooklyn here.