Check out our free Kings vs Spurs pick and preview for this NBA game in San Antonio. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Kings vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
- Date: Sunday, January 15th
- Betting Odds SA +7, SAC -287 | SA +233 O/U 245.5
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-18. So far, the team has gone 22-18-1 against the spread. Over the team’s 3 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 23.33 points per game.
The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Rockets by a score of 139-114. Heading into the game, they were 9 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Sacramento held just a 3 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 25 point victory. Leading the team in scoring was Harrison Barnes, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-30. So far, the team has gone 21-22-0 against the spread. San Antonio will take the court having lost 4 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -12.5 points per game.
Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Warriors. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 144-113 as 8 point underdogs. In the defeat, San Antonio did not outscore the Warriors in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Tre Jones, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 63.6% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Kings averaged 117.67 points per game vs San Antonio, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Spurs also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.67 points per game vs Sacramento. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Kings hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 0 points per game. Sacramento and San Antonio averaged a combined 234 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
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 119.7 points per game. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 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 7th ranked unit in made free-throw 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.
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 23.8 points per game. For the season, he is 24th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 19.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.4 boards and 6.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 29th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 40 games, he is averaging 18.9 and is 22nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
The Spurs come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. If the San Antonio offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 15.4 turnovers per game.
Defensively, San Antonio has had its problems giving up an average of 113.04 points per game (23rd).
Small-Forward Keldon Johnson currently leads the Spurs at 21.2 points per game. For the season, he is 33rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 19.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Johnson is averaging 4.7 boards and 2.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 21st ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Tre Jones enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 42 games, he is averaging 13.7 and is 124th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Kings vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -7.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over 245.5
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