Sacramento Kings (10-20) at Brooklyn Nets (11-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for another win after losing five of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 96.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.2 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.3 points and 1.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost four of their last six road games.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 17 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 107.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 12.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Kings are 4-9-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Nets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Brooklyn, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not sure what the Brooklyn Nets have done to deserve being this big of a favorite against anybody. The Nets have lost 11 of their last 17 games, aren't covering these numbers they're getting and are 0-2 ATS this season when favored by at least three points. The Kings just beat the 76ers outright as big underdogs and wins like hat can go a long way for a young teams confidence. I don't love the Kings, but I see no reason to lay numbers like this with the Nets. Give me the points.