The Sacramento Kings (6-4) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-8) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in Frost Bank Center and televised on ESPN. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lakers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
The Kings clinched a 125-110 win over the Lakers in their previous game. Not only did the Kings win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -1.5 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 235 points was below the over/under line of 236.
In today’s game against the Spurs, the Kings aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 6-4. In road games, the Kings have a 2-3 record this season, in contrast to their 4-1 record when playing at home.
The Kings are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 6-4. In their last two home games, Sacramento has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 3-2 at home compared to 3-2 on the road.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Spurs will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Thunder with a final score of 123-87. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 58-48, the Spurs picked up the win.
Getting ready to face the Kings, the Spurs hold an overall record of 3-8 and need a win to break their six game losing streak. Across 11 games, the Spurs have a 3-4 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 0-4 record in non-conference games.
San Antonio has an ATS record of 4-7 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 2-4, as opposed to a 2-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
Kings Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Sacramento is averaging 114.6 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.4 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Sacramento is ranked 11th in fewest turnovers per game.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
San Antonio has recorded an average of 110.6 points per game (22nd) throughout 11 games games. In terms of pace, the Spurs are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 103.2 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 10th team in made field goals per contest.
Kings Team Defense
At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 114.0 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.2% of their three-point attempts.
Spurs Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Spurs is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 124.1 points per game (30th).
In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 16.2 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.2 blocked shots each game.
Key Players For The Kings And Spurs
For today’s matchup, we project De’Aaron Fox to lead the scoring for the Kings, putting up 20 points and shooting at a rate of 7/16. This season, he is averaging 30 points per game along with 4 boards.
On the other side, Victor Wembanyama is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 13 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 43.2%, and he is contributing 18.6 points per game on average.
Kings vs Spurs Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 103 points per game.
- In their last three games at home, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 101 points per game in these contests.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
We’re putting our money on the Kings to win, and have the projected score sitting at 109-98. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Kings at -7.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 237 and our model has the Kings and Spurs finishing with a combined 207 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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