Sacramento Kings (21-25) at San Antonio Spurs (23-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sacramento Kings and the San Antonio Spurs duke it out at the AT&T Center on Monday night.
The Sacramento Kings have been a team on the rise as they’ve won six of their past seven games and they will be looking to build on their current four-game win streak after sneaking past the Cavaliers in a 100-98 home win on Saturday. De’Aaron Fox led the team with 36 points with six assists on 15 of 24 shooting, Harrison Barnes added 16 points with 11 rebounds while Tyrese Haliburton chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Kings shot 51 percent from the field and seven of 30 from the 3-point line as they trailed by five points late in the fourth quarter, until they closed the game on a 11-4 run in the final 1:11 to escape with the win as Barnes drained the game-winning 3-pointer with time expiring.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in a rut as they were on a four-game losing streak before blowing past the Bulls in a 120-104 home win on Saturday. Jakob Poeltl led the team with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, Derrick White and Patty Mills each scored 16 points while DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points, seven assists and four steals. As a team, the Spurs shot 54 percent from the field and 10 of 25 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates and led by 26 points at halftime, before cruising in the second half.
Looking at the betting trends, the Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
Head to head, the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall, the Kings are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in San Antonio and the Kings are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Kings were really struggling for a while, before coming to life with six wins in their last seven games, so they will be full of confidence against the Spurs who haven’t been at their best lately. The Kings are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and I think they represent decent value as the road underdogs in this spot. Give me the Kings to pull off the minor upset in this one.