Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Golden 1 Center)
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travels to the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings. Oklahoma City had a four-game winning streak snapped their last time, losing to the Dallas Mavericks 107-97 to drop their record on the season to 28-20 on the season. The Kings snapped a six-game losing streak but have won their last two games, the most recent an overtime 133-129 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kings trailed by 17 points with just over three minutes left and stormed back to improve their record on the season to 17-29 on the year.
Oklahoma City is averaging 110.3 points per game to rank 17th in the NBA in scoring offense while efficiently shooting 47.1% from the field which ranks the Thunder 7th in the NBA in offensive shooting percentage. The Thunder is led in scoring by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who is averaging 19.6 points per game while adding 6.1 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander is shooting 46.2% from the field. Facilitating the offense is offseason acquisition who is averaging 17.2 points per game while adding a team-high 6.4 assists per game. Leading the Thunder in rebounding is center Steven Adams who is averaging 9.4 rebounds per game while adding 11 points.
The Timberwolves come in averaging 111.6 points per game to rank 15th in the NBA in scoring offense but struggled to score the ball efficiently shooting just 43.5% from the field which ranks them 27th in the NBA and 32.8% from the three-point line ranking 29th in the NBA offensive three-point percentage. The Timberwolves are led by all-star center Karl Anthony Towns who is averaging team-highs in points with 26.9 and rebounds with 10.7 per game. Minnesota’s backcourt is led by Jeff Teague who is averaging 13.2 points per game while adding a team-high 6.1 assists per game.
Minnesota has allowed 115.3 points per game to ranked them 26th in the NBA scoring defense while opponents are shooting 46.5% from the field and 35.9% from beyond the arc. The Thunder has allowed 108.1 points per game ranking 11th in the NBA scoring defense while holding teams to 45.5% from the field and to 34.5% from beyond the arc.
The Thunder are the best teams against the spread in the NBA this season with a 32-16 record ATS on the year and Oklahoma City has covered the spread in five of their last six games. Sacremento is 22-23-1 ATS on the year but has struggled as of late with a 6-13-1 record in their last twenty games. Final score prediction, the Thunder win on the road as underdogs with a 113-109 final score.