Sacramento Kings (8-10) at Miami Heat (6-12)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Sacramento Kings look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 112.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 120.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 20.6 points and 3.3 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.2 points and 3.4 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.1 points and 9.1 rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.7 points and 3.9 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Jimmy Butler is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Heat are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Kings last 11 overall. The over is 23-9 in Heat last 32 Saturday games. The Kings are 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Miami and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings have had a productive week, but this team isn't going to fool me. The Kings are still the Kings until proven otherwise and their defensive effort isn't going to get better on the end of a back to back. The Miami Heat are absolutely desperate for a victory and there's reports that Jimmy Butler could make his return for this contest. Either way, I expect the Heat to dig deep and find a way to win this game. This season is starting to slip away fast. The Heat need this one.