Check out our free Spurs vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Spurs vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Sunday, April 2nd
- Betting Odds SAC -15.5, SA +857 | SAC -1499 O/U 244.0
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-58. So far, the team has gone 31-46-0 against the spread. Against the Kings, the Spurs are looking to break out of a 6 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -25.5 points.
The Spurs will be looking to bounce back from a 130-115 loss to the Warriors. In terms of betting, San Antonio entered as 18 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. The game got away from San Antonio in the 2nd half, as the Warriors extended their 3 point halftime lead to grab a 15 point win. In the loss, Keldon Johnson led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 41.2%.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 47-30, while going 42-34-1 vs the spread. Against the Spurs, the Kings are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 32.0.
The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Trail Blazers by a score of 138-114. Heading into the game, they were 14 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Sacramento outscored their opponent in every quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Keegan Murray, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Kings picked up the 130-112 win over the Spurs. The Kings point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 7.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Kings have a record of 3-0 vs the Spurs. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Spurs averaged 120.67 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Kings also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 117.67 points per game vs San Antonio. The Kings have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 5-0. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 10 points per game. San Antonio and Sacramento averaged a combined 236 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 77 games, the Spurs are averaging 112.1 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. So far, San Antonio is averaging 101.6 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 25th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 52.4%.
Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.
In this game against the Kings, Tre Jones is expected to take on a larger offensive role for the Spurs. In his 63 games this season, Jones has averaged 12.5 points per game and hit 44.8% of his field goal attempts. The team’s leading scorer, Keldon Johnson, is listed as doubtful for this game, making Jones the top candidate to lead the team in scoring. He is 192nd in the league in usage rate this season. He will be matched up against a Sacramento defense that has struggled against point-guards, ranking 3rd in the league in points allowed to players at that position.
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 121.2 points per game. So far, Sacramento is averaging 100.7 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only is the team playing at an up-tempo pace, but they have been able to pair this style with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA at 49.7%.
Against the Spurs, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.
This season, the Kings offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 69 games, Fox is 20th in the NBA at 25.1 points per game. So far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 44.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 12.4 rebounds for Sacramento to go along with 7.2 assists.
Spurs vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +15.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 244.0