Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (1-6) at Boston Celtics (5-2)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -12.5 -- Over/Under: 198 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Sacramento Kings could use a feel good victory here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 94.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 13.4 points and five assists while Skal Labissiere is averaging 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Buddy Hield is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six road games.

The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 101.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 94.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.7 points and 5.7 assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Jayson Tatum is grabbing seven rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 12 of their last 15 home games.

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The Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Boston, the home team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Boston.

This total seems a bit low considering the Celtics offense has improved the past couple of games, and they're catching the Kings, a bad defensive team, on the end of a back-to-back. The over has hit in 15 of the Celtics last 21 games and is 10-4 in the Kings last 14 against the Eastern Conference. This should be one of those games where the Celtics get whatever they want offensively and do most of the heavy lifting themselves. I'll take the over on this low total as a way to avoid the heavy chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Over 198

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