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Kings vs Pacers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Indiana Pacers
- Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds IND +3, SAC -146 | IND +122 O/U OFF
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 29-21. So far, the team has gone 27-22-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Sacramento will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of 8.5.
The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 119-109. Heading into the game, they were 7 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Sacramento entered the second half with a 7a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Spurs. Leading the team in scoring was Domantas Sabonis, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 75.0% of his shots.
So far, the Pacers have put together an overall record of 24-29, while going 28-24-1 vs the spread. Indiana will take the court having lost 4 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -7.25 points per game.
The Pacers will be looking to bounce back from a 112-111 loss to the Lakers. In terms of betting, Indiana entered as 2 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Indiana let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrese Haliburton, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 45.8% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Kings saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Pacers, averaging 100.5 points per game. Like the Kings, the Pacers scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 101.5 points per game vs Sacramento. The Kings have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 7 points per game. Sacramento and Indiana averaged a combined 219 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Sacramento offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 119.5 points per contest. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.4 made 3’s per game. One area that the Sacramento offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 10th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Against the Pacers, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.
Sacramento will be relying on Domantas Sabonis to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Indiana. De’Aaron Fox has been ruled out. So far this season, Fox has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 24.3 points per game. Sabonis is 2nd on the team with 18.8 points per game, which places him 64.0th in the NBA. In 48 games, he has hit 61.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.3 rebounds per game.
Indiana will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 115.1 points per game (10th). The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. One area that the Indiana offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 12th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Defensively, Indiana has had its problems giving up an average of 114.94 points per game (26th).
Shooting Guard Bennedict Mathurin currently leads the Pacers at 17.6 points per game. For the season, he is 65th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 14.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Mathurin is averaging 4.2 boards and 1.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 7th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Buddy Hield enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 53 games, he is averaging 17.4 and is 153rd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Kings vs Pacers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pacers +3
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF