How to Bet the Sacramento vs San Antonio Lines
Gifted, big man DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of his dysfunctional Sacramento Kings teammates will look to pull off the upset over Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs when the two polar-opposite franchises square off on Saturday night. Now, let’s find out if the Kings can hand the Spurs their first home loss of the season or simply cover the pro hoops odds spread.
How to Bet the Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Odds & TV Info
Why Bet the Sacramento Kings
There really isn’t much reason to back Sacramento (25-35 SU, 26-34 ATS) in this contest unless you’re fond of the ton of points they’re going to be getting. The Kings snapped their four-game losing streak by squeaking past Dallas 104-101 on Thursday to cash in as a 6.5-point road dog. Cousins scored a team-high 22 points while adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo finished with 18 points, 12 assists and three steals.
“Well, I think the nature of our pregame was we gave them a game. The last time we played here, we gave them a Christmas present, and we didn’t want to do that again,” head coach George Karl said. “And we know we can beat this team. And I thought our focus had an anger to it. I don’t know if it was Rondo and/or what happened here the last time we played here.”
The Kings are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and average 107.0 points per game, but give up a whopping 109.4 points per contest defensively.
Why Bet the San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs (52-9 SU, 38-23 ATS) have won seven straight games including their 94-86 win over New Orleans on Thursday night as a 9.5-point road favorite. Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 30 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 26 points while the pair combined to score 11 of San Antonio’s final 16 points to lead the Spurs to victory
“We just made some shots down the stretch,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “Often, in NBA games, you find out that happens. We made some shots.” Down by six points, Aldridge, Leonard and Patty Mills combined to make 7 of 8 shots down the stretch. “I’m just trying to find ways to make plays out there,” said Aldridge, who scored 14 points in San Antonio’s 26-18 fourth quarter that broke a 68-68 tie. “I just stayed with it and tried to get better defensively as it went on.”
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and average 104.7 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 92.2 points per contest defensively
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
While the Favorite in this series is a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, the Kings are a surprising 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against San Antonio. While Sacramento has failed to cover the spread in four straight against the Spurs, the road team in this rivalry is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
My final score prediction: San Antonio 108 Sacramento 101