Kings vs. Heat - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (43-31) at Sacramento Kings (30-45)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +7.5 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSAC
The Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings square off Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Miami Heat look for another win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 99.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.2 points and 4.2 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14.1 points and 11.8 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.9 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Sacramento Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27 points and 11.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17 points and 1.7 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won three straight home games.
The Heat are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Heat are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento and 21-6 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
A brutal loss to the Lakers should wake the Heat up, a team that's still fighting the Hawks for the third seed in the East. The Kings have been really up and down all season and don't play much defense. This is a game the Heat should be able to win by double digits.