Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 1/18/2024

The Indiana Pacers (23-17) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (23-17) on Thursday, January 18th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both the Pacers and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

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The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pacers’ most recent matchup against the Jazz saw Andrew Nembhard lead the Pacers with 14 points while shooting 5/10 from the field. While Buddy Hield was 2nd on the team with 14 points, Indiana fell short in the game with a final score of 132-105.

Over their last ten games, the Pacers are 7-3. When you look at their overall record of 23-17, they are set to face the Kings. In non-conference games, the Pacers are 3-6 compared to their 20-11 record against Eastern Conference teams.

Against the spread, Indiana are currently above .500, at 23-17 ATS. During this season, Indiana has a 10-8 record against the spread as favorites and 13-9 as underdogs.

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Kings’ most recent game against the Suns, De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 33 points while going 12/24 from the field. Domantas Sabonis put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Sacramento ended up losing the game with a final score of 119-117.

Over their last ten games, the Kings are 5-5 and come into today’s game with an overall record of 23-17. On the road this season, the Kings are 10-10, compared to a home record of 13-7.

Sacramento currently has an ATS record of 22-18, placing them above .500 against the spread. Sacramento has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 13-7 ATS on the road compared to 9-11 at home.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Pacers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 125.6 points per game (1st).

So far this season, the Pacers’ offense has been one of the best in the league, averaging 125.6 points per game (1st). On the road, they have scored 123.4 points per game (1st).

Indiana’s offense has been efficient, ranking 1st in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also 2nd in pace (102.2).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 6th in made threes per game (14.2) and 8th in three-point shooting percentage (38%).

Kings Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Sacramento offense is the 8th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.2 points per contest.

At home, the Kings are averaging 121.3 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 8th in scoring at 118.2 points per game. Sacramento is also 4th in assists, averaging 28.9 per contest.

In terms of pace, the Kings are 8th in the NBA at 100.3 possessions per game. They are also 3rd in three-point attempts and makes, hitting an average of 15.1 threes per game.

When it comes to two-point shooting, Sacramento is 6th in the league at 56%. Overall, they are 15th in field goal percentage. At the free-throw line, the Kings are 27th in attempts and 22nd in makes.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 123.4 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 13.1 turnovers per game, ranking 16th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6.2 blocked shots each game.

Kings Team Defense

Currently, the Kings’ defense holds the 21st rank in the NBA, allowing 117.8 points per game. Opponents are hitting 54.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.7% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Pacers And Kings

For today’s matchup, we project Tyrese Haliburton to lead the scoring for the Pacers, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/15. This season, he is averaging 23.6 points per game along with 4.2 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place De’Aaron Fox as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 28 points per game.

Pacers vs Kings Trends

  • In their last five road games, Indiana has averaged 116 points per game while allowing 114 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five home games, Sacramento has averaged 121 points per game while allowing 116. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 4-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Sacramento was favored, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 6-4 straight up.

Pacers vs Kings Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Pacers vs. Kings game, our recommendation is to take the Pacers at +7.5. Despite our model showing the Kings winning 115-111, we like Pacers as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 246 and our model has the Pacers and Kings finishing with a combined 226 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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