The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The Sacramento Kings have won 7 of their last 8 games. The Boston Celtics have won 8 of their last 9 games.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 121.4 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 50.2 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 25.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.5 points and 10.9 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.3 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.3 points and 3.5 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Celtics are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Kings last 8 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The Kings are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and they have the potential to blow the doors off here. But we're getting a boatload of points with a Kings team that's quietly one of the hotter teams in the league, and that includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 10.6 points. This line is disrespectful toward the Kings. Give me the points.