Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics Prediction 4/5/2024

The Sacramento Kings (44-32) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (60-16) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Thunder. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

De’Aaron Fox scored 29 for Sacramento against the Knicks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.8%. Keegan Murray put up 18 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Sacramento ended up losing the game with a final score of 120-109.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Celtics, the Kings are looking to build on their above .500 record of 44-32. In the Western Conference, they are 8th overall and are 3rd in the Pacific division.

Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 38-38 so far this season. Currently, the Kings have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 14-10 against the spread as underdogs.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Thunder, Kristaps Porzingis was the top scorer for Boston, recording 27 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 54.3%. Jayson Tatum also added 24 points as the Celtics won the game by a score of 135-100.

When facing the Kings, the Celtics have an above .500 record of 60-16 and are looking to add to it. At home, the Celtics have gone 33-3 compared to their 27-13 mark on the road.

In terms of the spread, Boston currently holds an ATS record of 39-34, which is above .500. When playing on the road, the Celtics hold an ATS record of 19-19 in contrast to a 20-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 117 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Kings are 9th in the league in scoring at 117 points per game. However, they have scored below the NBA scoring average in 40.8% of their games this season. In terms of pace, Sacramento is 13th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 5th in the league in made threes at 14.2 per game. Overall, they are 15th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of free throws, Sacramento is 27th in the league in free throws made at 15.6 per game.

On the road this season, the Kings are averaging 115.4 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is 13th in the league at 48%. When it comes to assists, the Kings are 6th in the NBA at 28.5 per game.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Boston offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 121 points per contest.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Celtics are one of the top offensive teams in the league, ranking 2nd in points per game at 121. At home, they are averaging 123.7 points per game.

Boston has been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the NBA, leading the league in three-point percentage at 39%. They are also 1st in three-point attempts and makes per game.

In terms of pace, the Celtics are 18th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 8th overall at 48%.

Kings Team Defense

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 115.8 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Kings are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 4.2 per game.

Celtics Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Celtics defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 28.9% of their games. Currently, they are 5th in the NBA at 109.3 points per game allowed. On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.2% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Kings And Celtics

In today’s game, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox leading the scoring for the Kings, contributing 26 points while shooting 10/21 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.4 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jayson Tatum as the leading scorer for the Celtics. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and he is contributing 27.2 points per game on average.

Kings vs Celtics Trends

  • Across the Kings last three road games, the team averaged 106 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Celtics offense has averaged 120 points per game while allowing an average of 107. Boston posted an overall record of 8-2 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • The last ten games that Boston was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 8-2 straight up.

Kings vs Celtics Prediction

In this Kings vs. Celtics matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Kings at +10. While we project the Celtics to win 115-112, our recommendation is to bet on the Kings for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 225.5 and our model has the Kings and Celtics finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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