Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (7-11) at Boston Celtics (10-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics clash Friday night in a NBA contest at the TD Garden.
The Sacramento Kings could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 103.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 28.7 points and 10.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 19.6 points and 3.1 assists. Darren Collison is the third double-digit scorer and Arron Afflalo is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 26 points and 6.4 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 17.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost three straight home games.
The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Celtics are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Kings have had extended rest after their Wednesday game against the 76ers was postponed, and they have an offense that can keep up with a hot and cold Boston Celtics squad. Boston may win the game, but Sacramento can keep up with its offense and keep this game within the number.