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Kings vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Thursday, March 16th
  • Betting Odds BKN -2.5, SAC +116 | BKN -139 O/U 237.5

So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 41-27, while going 37-30-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

In their previous game, the Kings took down the Bulls by a score of 117-114. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 1 point favorites. Sacramento was able to mount a big second half comeback in large part to a strong 3rd quarter. After trailing at the half by 10 points, they actually went into the final quarter with the lead. In the win, De’Aaron Fox led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 70.6%.

The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 39-30. So far, the team has gone 37-31-1 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Nets are averaging 117 points per game while allowing 121. This has led to a record of 2-1.

Brooklyn is trying to bounce back from a 121-107 loss to the Thunder. Going into this game, the team was 1 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Brooklyn missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 10 point lead going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 47.8% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Kings picked up the 153-121 win over the Nets. The Kings point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 1.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Kings saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Nets, averaging 98.5 points per game. Like the Kings, the Nets scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 105.0 points per game vs Sacramento. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Nets hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 0 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 236 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 121.2 points per game. When looking at the Kings pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.1. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Sacramento is just 13th in 2-point field goal makes per game.

On defense, the Kings will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 29th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 25.6 points per game, placing him 18th in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 51.6% of his shots while accounting for 21.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 4th in points allowed to point-guards. At 19.0 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 25th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 60.9%.

This season, the Brooklyn offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 113.8 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. If the Brooklyn offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 25th in made free-throws per game.

Currently, the Nets defense is ranked 18th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.12 points per game vs the unit.

Small-Forward Mikal Bridges currently leads the Nets at 19.0 points per game. For the season, he is 122nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Bridges is averaging 4.4 boards and 3.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 30th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Spencer Dinwiddie enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 67 games, he is averaging 17.8 and is 136th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Kings vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Kings +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 237.5