Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 4/9/2024

The Sacramento Kings (45-33) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (53-25) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings’ most recent matchup against the Nets saw De’Aaron Fox lead the Kings with 20 points while shooting 8/20 from the field. Keegan Murray also contributed 19 points as the Kings won by a score of 107-77 vs. the Nets.

As they get ready to take on the Thunder, the Kings are 45-33 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Kings are 23-15 and are 22-18 on the road this season.

In terms of the spread, Sacramento currently holds an ATS record of 40-38, which is above .500. Sacramento has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 16-22 at home as opposed to 24-16 on the road.

The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

The Thunder clinched a 121-118 win over the Hornets in their previous game. Going into the game, the Thunder were favored by -7.5 and their 3 point win was not enough to cover the spread. Before the game, the over/under line was 218.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Looking to stay above .500, the Thunder come into today’s game against the Kings with a record of 53-25. In the Western Conference, they are 3rd overall and 3rd in the Northwest Division.

Oklahoma City possesses an ATS record of 43-35 for this season, including their ongoing five game losing streak against the spread. The Thunder have three straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 31-26 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Kings Offense Breakdown

Today, the Kings enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 116.7 points per game (9th).

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 9th in the NBA at 116.7 points per game. However, they have struggled to maintain that scoring on the road, averaging 114.8 points per game away from home.

In terms of pace, Sacramento is 14th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game. They are also 14th in field goal percentage at 47%.

One area where the Kings have excelled is in three-point shooting. They are 4th in the NBA in made threes at 14.3 per game. Overall, they are 16th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

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The Thunder step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119.8 points per game (3rd).

The Thunder have been one of the most efficient offenses in the NBA this season, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage and 2nd in true shooting percentage. They are also 3rd in scoring at home, averaging 122.9 points per game.

Oklahoma City has been one of the top three-point shooting teams this season, ranking 3rd in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. In terms of pace, the Thunder are 10th in the league.

When it comes to offensive rebounding, the Thunder are 29th in the NBA. On average, they have been outrebounded by their opponents on the offensive glass by 8.8 rebounds per game.

Kings Team Defense

On defense, the Kings come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 99.3 points per contest (7th). Most recently, the Kings’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 77 points to the Nets.

Thunder Team Defense

On defense, Thunder is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 113.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Thunder’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.5% and allowing 36.8% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Kings And Thunder

Our game forecasts for today suggest that De’Aaron Fox is set to be the main scorer for the Kings, recording 27 points and shooting 10/21 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.5 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be the top scorer for the Thunder. Our projection has him finishing the game with 30, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.9% and is averaging 30.3 points per contest.

Kings vs Thunder Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Sacramento has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 105 points per game.
  • Although Oklahoma City has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 7-3.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Oklahoma City has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 4-1.

Kings vs Thunder Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Thunder, with a final score of 128-102, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Thunder at -5.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Kings and Thunder to score a combined 230 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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