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Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction & Betting Tips 12/14/2023

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Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/14/2023
  • We like the Thunder on the moneyline (+102)
  • The Thunder are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NBA model projects 221 points, and we suggest taking the under

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Preview

Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Thunder and Kings. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Kings at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA. Get ready to place your bets!

The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Kings as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 244 points. Check out BetCoco for Sacramento Kings – Oklahoma City Thunder odds

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Last season, the Thunder and Kings did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Kings have the leg up at 3-0. The Kings also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 227 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • The Kings are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Thunder have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Sacramento has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction

Heading into today’s game, the Thunder are 15-7 overall and are on a two-game winning streak. When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Thunder are 9-6 and are 6-1 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Oklahoma City have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 16-6 ATS. This season, Oklahoma City has a 9-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 7-2 when playing as underdogs.

In regard to their over/under record, the Thunder have gone 12-10-0 so far this season. In their games, the average over/under line is 230.1, and they maintain a 3 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

In their latest game, the Thunder offense put up 134 points against the Jazz. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.1% and made 18 threes. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the scoring for the Thunder, contributing 30 points. Additionally, Ousmane Dieng chipped in with 18 points.

So far, the Thunder defense is giving up 112.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 11th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups.

In the terms of takeaways, Thunder are causing 12.1 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.

As the Kings take on the Thunder, they come in with a 13-9 overall record and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Kings are 6-6 this season compared to a 7-3 record at home.

In terms of the spread, Sacramento currently holds an ATS record of 12-10, which is above .500. The Kings currently have a two game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 4-2 vs. the spread as underdogs.

Sacramento have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 12-10-0. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 244.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 233.2.

Most recently, the Kings’ offense finished with just 99 points vs. the Clippers. For the game, they hit 10/37 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.9%. The top scorer for the Kings was Keegan Murray with 17 points, while Domantas Sabonis also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 116.9 points per contest.

Sacramento’s defense is currently forcing 13 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 27th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.9 rejections per game.

Even though they are 1.5 point underdogs, we see the Thunder winning this game by a score of 112-109.

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Tips

  • We like the Thunder on the moneyline (+102)
  • The Thunder are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NBA model projects 221 points, and we suggest taking the under

Sacramento Kings Injury Report

  • Alex Len – Ankle – Out
  • Trey Lyles – Illness – Questionable

Oklahoma City Thunder Injury Report

No Injuries Reported

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