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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings - 2/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: 238.5
TV Channel
NSCA, FSOK
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NBA | Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder
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The Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Sacramento Kings look for a statement win after splitting their last 12 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing seven rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28.7 points and eight rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.7 points and 11.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last seven home games.

The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 43-21-2 ATS in their last 66 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 13-5 in Thunder last 18 overall. The under is 14-4-1 in Kings last 19 overall.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a quick turnaround after playing double overtime last night against the Utah Jazz. That's not what you want when going up against a young, fast and athletic Sacramento Kings. The Kings have also had success against the Thunder in the past, winning two of the last three meetings. There's likely going to be some hangover from a marathon game last night, and the Kings should be able to push the pace and take advantage of possible tired legs. I'll take the points with the Kings.

Pick:
Sacramento Kings +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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