Brooklyn Nets (16-12) at Sacramento Kings (12-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and the Sacramento Kings collide at the Golden 1 Center on Monday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in decent form as they’ve won seven of their past 11 games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after making light work of the Warriors in a 134-117 road win on Saturday. Kyrie Irving led the team with 23 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Kevin Durant added 20 points with six assists, James Harden racked up 19 points with eight rebounds and 16 assists while Bruce Brown chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Nets shot 53 percent from the field and 16 of 39 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 37 points in the first quarter, before making it a complete blowout in the third quarter where they poured in 42 points to put the game to lead by as many as 28 points.
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been in great form lately as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games, but they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling to the Magic in a 123-112 home loss on Friday. Buddy Hield led the team with 19 points, Hassan Whiteside added 16 points on seven of seven shooting, Nemanja Bjelica scored 15 points with nine rebounds and six assists while Tyrese Haliburton chipped in with 14 points and seven assists. As a team, the Kings shot 51 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line, but they just couldn’t find a way to slow down the Magic’s Nikola Vucevic who drained six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 42 points on 17 of 22 shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record. The Kings are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days’ rest, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall, the Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Sacramento and the Nets are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
DeAndre Jordan sat out on Saturday for personal reasons and his status for Monday is unclear, so the Nets may opt to go small-ball once again, while the Kings will be sweating on the availability of De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley who are both listed as questionable for Monday. I want to take the Kings in this spot, but they could be shorthanded and we’re just not getting enough free points from the bookies. With that being said, I’ll take the Nets to stay hot with another road win here.