Sacramento Kings (13-29) at Oklahoma City Thunder (23-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -11.5 -- Over/Under: 210 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 98 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 48 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15 points and seven 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 2.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder also need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 104.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.1 points and 10 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost their last three home games.
The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games and 8-18 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
We know the Sacramento Kings are a joke of a basketball team and aren't a team you want to get behind in any spot. However, what have the Oklahoma City Thunder done this season that makes you want to lay double-digit chalk? The answer is nothing. The Thunder continue to lose games they shouldn't, are being outscored by 4.2 points in their last five games and are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games. No, thanks. Give me the Kings and the points.