Kings vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Kings vs Washington Wizards Prediction 3/21/2024

The Sacramento Kings (40-28) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (11-58) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings notched a win against the Raptors in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-89. the Kings not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -11-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 212 points was below the over/under line of 233.5.

Heading into today’s game, the Kings have a 40-28 overall record and have won their last two games. When playing at home, the Kings are 20-13 compared to their 20-15 road record.

Against the spread, Sacramento is .500 so far this season with a mark of 34-34 ATS. The Kings are in the midst of a three game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 21-26 record against the spread as favorites.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Wizards conveyed a message to the Rockets with a score of 137-114. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Wizards couldn’t cover the spread as +10 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 226.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Kings, the Wizards are 11-58 this season. When playing on the road, the Wizards are 7-30 compared to 4-28 at home.

Washington currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 30-38 at this point. The Wizards have suffered four consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 1-4 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Kings come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118.1 points per game (8th).

When it comes to scoring, the Kings have been one of the league’s top offensive teams this season. They are currently averaging 118.1 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. In terms of scoring on the road, Sacramento is 10th in the league at 116.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.7% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is 11th in the league at 48%. They are also one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 14.3 threes per game (5th).

When it comes to pace, the Kings are 9th in the NBA at 99.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, Sacramento is 6th in the league at 28.8 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 16th in the NBA.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Washington offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 113.8 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Wizards are the fastest team in the league at 102.4 possessions per game. However, their scoring numbers are below average, as they are 16th in the NBA with 113.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 113.3 points per game.

Despite being one of the top teams in assists at 28.1 per game, Washington is 27th in offensive rebounds. In terms of field goal percentage, the Wizards are 17th in the league at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 29th in three-point shooting percentage.

Overall, the Wizards have outscored the league average in just 44.9% of their games this season. In terms of free throws, Washington is 28th in made free throws and 27th in free throw attempts.

Kings Team Defense

At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 116.6 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Kings are forcing 12.8 per game, which is 17th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 29th in blocked shots at 4.1 per game.

Wizards Team Defense

For the season, Washington is sitting 30th in terms of points allowed per game (124.2). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.7% and 36.6% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Kings And Wizards

In today’s game, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox leading the scoring for the Kings, contributing 27 points while shooting 10/21 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.7 points per game, in addition to 4.4 rebounds.

On the other side, Kyle Kuzma is our projected leading scorer for the Wizards. We have him ending the game with a team-high 23 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.5% and is averaging 22.4 points per contest.

Kings vs Wizards Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-9 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have gone 2-8 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-9.
  • As the betting favorite, the Kings have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Sacramento posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.

Kings vs Wizards Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Kings vs. Wizards game, our recommendation is to take the Wizards at +11. Despite our model showing the Kings winning 110-106, we like Wizards as our point-spread pick.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 236.5 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the under.

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