Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings - 3/12/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (21-46) at Oklahoma City Thunder (39-29)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -12 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSOK
The Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Sacramento Kings look to play spoiler at this point after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.6 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.2 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost 11 of their last 15 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.3 points and 10.1 assists while Paul George is averaging 22 points and 5.6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing nine rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight home games.
The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Monday games. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City, 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I'm really not trying to lay monster chalk with an inconsistent team such as the Oklahoma City Thunder, especailly when the last meeting between these two teams needed a Westbrook buzzer beater to get the victory. However, it seems like the Kings have given up on the season, as they're being outscored by more than seven points and allowing almost 49 percent shooting in their last five games. At home, this is a spot where OKC clicks at both ends and rolls easily.