Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (27-14) at Sacramento Kings (13-25)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +6 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSAC
The San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings meet Monday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The San Antonio Spurs could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.2 points and 8.4 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.9 points and 2.1 assists. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 97.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last 10 home games.
The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento, the road team is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these clubs are banged up, especially the Spurs, who are already an old team and on the end of a back to back. However, the Kings aren't exactly covering games as an underdog, and you don't see the Spurs lose back to back games often. So, if I had to pick this game, I'd take the Spurs and the reasonable chalk. The Spurs usually bounce back after a loss.