I know I’m not necessarily going out on a limb by predicting the San Antonio Spurs to beat the Sacramento Kings when they meet in a clear NBA betting odds mismatch of a Western Conference pairing on Wednesday night. The more important question however is…are Tony Parker and the Spurs ‘locks’ to beat Boogie Cousins and the Kings? Umm…pretty much! But, hey, let’s find out why!
How To Bet The San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Odds & TV Info
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:30 PM ET
Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
NBA Odds: TBA
Why Bet The San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are a great bet in this contest because…well….they’re superior to Sacramento in just about every way! Okay, if you didn’t know, the Spurs actually average 2.0 fewer points per game than the Kings (107.2 ppg), but they also allow an insane 16.9 fewer points per game defensively than Sacramento. The well-oiled Spurs have won two straight and eight of their last nine games including its 118-111 win over Phoenix on Sunday, though they failed to cover the NBA betting line as a 14.5-point road favorite.
Veteran point guard Tony Parker scored 22 points and backup Patty Mills added 21 points to help the Spurs pull away late against a Suns team that played one of their best games of the season. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds and veteran swingman Rasul Butler chipped in 12 points.
“You have to give them credit. They played well,” Parker said. “They played very aggressive defense. They made some shots, a lot of threes (nine). It was a game and we executed very well (down the stretch) and on defense we finally made some stops.”
Why Bet The Sacramento Kings
The Kings are a good bet in this contest because they can score the ball with the best teams in the league as they shown in winning two straight while putting up at least 114 points each time out. Sacramento took out Denver 116-110 on Friday to cover the spread as a 3.5-point home favorite to snap a five-game ATS skid.
DeMarcus Cousins had another monster game in scoring 37 points and pulling down 20 rebounds as the Kings try to stay in playoff contention in the loaded Western Conference. “They came out and played with a sense of urgency,” said Denver coach Mike Malone, who was returning to Sacramento for the first time since being fired in December 2014. “They’re trying to make the playoffs like we are, like Utah and like Portland is. It showed. And we did not respond until the second half, and that’s too late.”
Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo also had another strong outing by scoring 24 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out nine assists. “I thought Rondo had great control of the game,” Kings coach George Karl said. “I thought it was one of our crisper games, especially defensively, except for our turnovers (22).”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
While the Spurs are virtual locks to win this game outright despite being on the road, I’m going to urge you to back the offensively-explosive Sacramento Kings to get the ATS cover.
I know the Kings are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games and an even more discouraging 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning straight up record, but the Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and a shocking 0-6 ATS in their last six games against teams from the Pacific division.
These Western Conference foes have split the last 10 meetings evenly at 5-5 ATS and the Kings are playing excellent basketball right now, at least offensively.
My final score prediction: Spurs 112 Kings 109