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Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/19/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-10) at Sacramento Kings (16-14)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4 -- Over/Under: 236.5
TV Channel
NBAt, NSCA, FSOK
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 111.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.9 points and 7.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.7 points and 10 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight road games.

The Sacramento Kings look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 19.3 points and five rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.9 points and 7.3 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight home games.

The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 13-3 in Kings last 16 overall. The under is 11-4 in Thunder last 15 road games. The over is 5-1 in Kings last 6 home games.

The Sacramento Kings have not only been really kind to bettors this season and have thrived in the underdog role, but they've won both meetings this season against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's tough to turn down free points with the Kings and the way they've played all season. With that said, the Thunder are shooting 46.9 percent from the field, and they're most dangerous when that offense picks up. Against a suspect defense in the Kings, OKC should have its way scoring wise in this game and eventually pull away in the second half. Even with the Kings improved play this year, the Thunder are still the better team, and I doubt the better team loses three straight in one year. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Thunder on the road.

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -4

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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