The Oklahoma City Thunder (5-3) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (3-4) on Friday, November 10th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Golden 1 Center and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Thunder vs Kings
The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Thunder took down the Cavaliers by a score of 128-120. Prior to the game, the Thunder were the underdog at +2, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 228 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Kings, the Thunder are looking to build on their above .500 record of 5-3. Across eight games, the Thunder have a 0-3 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 5-0 record in non-conference games.
Presently, Oklahoma City boasts an ATS record of 6-2, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, Oklahoma City has a 2-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-1 as underdogs.
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
The Kings picked up a win over the Trail Blazers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 121-118. The Kings turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 60-56.
A victory against the Thunder would bring the Kings’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 3-4. At the moment, the team holds 9th place in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Pacific division.
Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 3-4 so far this season. The Kings maintain an ATS record of 2-2 on the road, while they have a 1-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
The Thunder arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118.8 points per game (7th). So far, Oklahoma City is averaging 101.6 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%.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 112 points per game. When looking at the Kings pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.1. Although the Kings offense does a good job generating possessions, their poor shooting numbers are a key reason for their poor scoring numbers. So far, the team has an effective field goal percentage of just 51%.
Thunder Team Defense
Looking at the Thunder defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.1 points per game (24th).
Opponents are hitting 52.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.2% of their three-point attempts.
Kings Team Defense
At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 21st, allowing 116.0 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 56.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.9% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Thunder And Kings
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the primary point contributor for the Thunder, finishing with 16 points while maintaining a 6/12 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28.1 points per game, along with 7 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Domantas Sabonis as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 15 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 58%, and his scoring average is 17.4 points per game.
Thunder vs Kings Trends
- Across the Thunder last ten road games, the team averaged 114 points per game while allowing 115. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 5-5 straight-up.
- Across their ten previous home games, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 109 points per game.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 3-7 straight up.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Thunder have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.
Thunder vs Kings Prediction
For a point-spread bet in this Thunder vs. Kings matchup, we’re leaning towards the Kings at +2.5. Although our projections show the Thunder winning 108-107, we suggest placing your bet on the Kings for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 225, and our model projects the Thunder and Kings to reach a combined total of 215 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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