The Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards duke it out at the Capital One Arena on Saturday night.
The Sacramento Kings have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after beating the Nets in a 101-96 road win on Thursday. Domantas Sabonis led the team with 24 points, 21 rebounds and five assists, De’Aaron Fox added 18 points with five assists while Malik Monk chipped in with 12 points and six assists off the bench. As a team, the Kings shot just 39 percent from the field and 13 of 41 from the 3-point line as they dominated the second quarter by 30-17 to build a 17-point lead which kept them in front right till the end despite a late rally from the Nets.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting thrashed by the Cavaliers in a 117-94 road loss last night. Bradley Beal led the team with 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points with nine rebounds and two blocks while Corey Kispert chipped in with 12 points off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3-point line as they got off to a poor start and leaked 61 points in the first half to fall behind early and things only got worse in the fourth quarter where the Cavaliers finished with a flurry to make it a blowout.
Looking at the betting trends, the Kings are 6-0 ATS in their last six road games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The Wizards are 43-19-2 ATS in their last 64 games playing on zero days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall and the Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Kings could be shorthanded here as Richaun Holmes is questionable, but they are coming into this meeting clearly as the team in better form and I think they represent decent value in this spot with the line so short. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and I think that trend will continue here with the Kings playing so well at the moment.