Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/7/2024

The San Antonio Spurs (13-49) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (35-26) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lakers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Spurs vs Kings

san antonio spurs nba

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Spurs were defeated by the Rockets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 114-101. Heading into the second half, the Spurs were leading 53-47.

In non-conference play, the Spurs are 5-22 and have gone 8-27 against Western Conference teams. Across their 62 games, the Spurs are 13-49 overall and are 2-1 in their last three games.

San Antonio’s ATS record sits below .500 (30-32). In their last two home games, San Antonio has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 14-14 at home compared to 16-18 on the road.

The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

De’Aaron Fox led Sacramento with 44 points against the Lakers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 55.7% in the game. As the Kings secured the victory with a final score of 130-120, Malik Monk also chipped in with 26 points.

In their last ten games, the Kings are 5-5 and are 35-26 overall. When playing on the road, the Kings are 19-15 compared to 16-11 at home.

Currently, Sacramento holds an above .500 ATS record of 31-30 so far this year. Sacramento has gone 19-22 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 12-8 when playing as underdogs.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

The Spurs come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 112.2 points per game.

Despite their reputation as a slow-paced team, the Spurs are actually 3rd in the NBA in pace at 101.2 possessions per game. However, they are only 22nd in scoring at 112.2 points per game overall.

On the road, the Spurs are averaging 109.6 points per game compared to 115.2 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA average in 43.5% of their games this season.

In terms of field goal percentage, San Antonio is 25th in the NBA at 46%. They are also 19th in two-point shooting at 53% and 29th in three-point shooting at 34%.

Kings Offense Breakdown

sacramento kings

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Kings are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.2 points per game (8th).

This season, the Kings have been one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the NBA. They are ranked 4th in three-point attempts per game at 39.2 and have made an average of 14.5 threes per contest.

In terms of overall scoring, Sacramento is 8th in the league with an average of 118.2 points per game. When playing at home, they have been even better, ranking 7th in the NBA at 121.1 points per contest.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 11th in the league at 48% and are 11th in true shooting percentage.

Spurs Team Defense

Looking at the Spurs defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 120.2 points per game (25th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Spurs are forcing 14.4 per game, which is 28th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 3rd in blocked shots at 6.3 per game.

Kings Team Defense

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 117.8 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Lakers, the Kings’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 55% leading to 120 points.

Key Players For The Spurs And Kings

In today’s game, we anticipate Devin Vassell leading the scoring for the Spurs, contributing 20 points while shooting 7/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 19.3 points per game along with 3.9 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox to be the top scorer for the Kings. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.5% and is averaging 27.1 points per contest.

Spurs vs Kings Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-9 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • The Kings are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that San Antonio was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Spurs vs Kings Prediction

In this Spurs vs. Kings matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Spurs at +10.5. While we project the Kings to win 114-105, our recommendation is to bet on the Spurs for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 238, and our model predicts the Spurs and Kings to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.