The Brooklyn Nets (12-9) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (12-8) on Monday, December 11th. 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.
Nets vs Kings
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
The Nets’ most recent matchup against the Wizards saw Mikal Bridges lead the Nets with 21 points while shooting 9/15 from the field. As the Nets secured the victory with a final score of 124-97, Cam Thomas also chipped in with 17 points.
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Kings, the Nets are looking to build on their above .500 record of 12-9. As of now, the Nets are 7th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.
Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 16-4 as they come into today’s game. Brooklyn has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 6-2 on the road as opposed to 10-2 at home.
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Kings defeated the Suns with a final score of 114-106. the Kings not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -3.5-point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 220 points fell short of the set over/under line of 235.
Looking at their overall record of 12-8, the Kings are 6-3 at home and 6-5 on the road this season. In their last three games, the Kings have gone 2-1.
Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 11-9 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Sacramento is 7-8 vs. the spread while going 4-1 as the underdog.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Nets step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 116.9 points per game (8th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.2 per contest. Even though the team has preferred to play at a slower pace, their effective field goal percentage of 55% has helped them with their overall scoring numbers.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 116.4 points per game (9th). 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 100.3. If the Kings offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 19th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Nets Team Defense
So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 17th in the league at 113.1 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12.5 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 11th in blocked shots at 5.7 per game.
Kings Team Defense
So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 116.7 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Kings squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.4% from downtown.
Key Players For The Nets And Kings
In today’s game, our projections have Mikal Bridges leading the Nets with 17 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.2 points per game, in addition to 6 rebounds.
As for Sacramento, De’Aaron Fox is projected to be the primary scorer for the Kings. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.8% and is averaging 30.5 points per contest.
Nets vs Kings Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Brooklyn has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 113 points per game.
- Across their last three home contests, Sacramento has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 116 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-3-1.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
For a point-spread wager in this Kings vs. Kings game, we suggest taking the Nets at +5. Even though our predictions have the Kings winning 109-108, we see the Nets as the better choice on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Nets and Kings to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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