On Sunday, the Sacramento Kings (34-25) will go head-to-head with the Oklahoma City Thunder (28-31) at Paycom Center. As professional NBA handicappers, we have analyzed the pre-game information and the teams’ current form to provide insights into the game’s outcome.
The Kings don’t have any notable injuries to report, while the Thunder will be without the services of their star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander due to ankle soreness.
We predict an exciting and close game between these two teams, with the Kings edging out the Thunder by a scoreline of 125-120. This will be a high-scoring game, with both teams putting up a fight until the end.
We recommend passing on the moneyline bet in this game since the Kings are slightly overrated on the moneyline (-170). Instead, placing bets on the range, total, or both is better.
Against The Spread:
We predict that the Thunder will cover this game’s spread (+3.5) (-105). After an emotional win over the Clippers, the Kings might lack concentration and overlook the Thunder without their star player, Gilgeous-Alexander, on the court. However, the Thunder demonstrated their competitiveness in the previous game without their All-Star guard, and we expect them to maintain a tight match.
We predict the Over (239.5) (-112) in this game. The Kings have been performing well offensively, and the Thunder have a strong record in their last 32 home games against teams with a winning record away from home. Additionally, the Over has hit in 13 of their last 18 games against winning teams. Therefore, we expect this game to be high-scoring.
In conclusion, we expect an exciting and close game between the Kings and the Thunder, with the Kings edging out a victory. However, we recommend passing on the moneyline and betting on the range or total instead.
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