Betting on today’s Nets and Kings game? Catch the action at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA, as the Kings hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on NBCS. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 234 points, and the Kings are favored to win at home vs. the Nets at Caesars NY sportsbook.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
In today’s game against the Kings, the Nets aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 12-9. The team is currently 7th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 3rd in the Atlantic division.
In terms of the spread, Brooklyn currently holds an ATS record of 16-4, which is above .500. Brooklyn has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 6-2 on the road as opposed to 10-2 at home.
Brooklyn’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 124 points vs. the Wizards. Overall, they hit 48.1% of their shots from the field and went 14/18 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Mikal Bridges, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 23.2, while Spencer Dinwiddie also carries a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.
On average, the Brooklyn defense is giving up 113.1 points per game (17th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.
In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 9th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.
Sacramento Kings Preview
In today’s game against the Nets, the Kings aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 12-8. Away from home, the Kings have a 6-5 record this season, while maintaining a 6-3 record in their home games.
Sacramento has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 11-9 against the spread. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 7-4, as opposed to a 4-5 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Kings’ offense finished with 114 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 116.4 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is De’Aaron Fox, who holds an average of 30.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.8 points per game this season.
The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 21st in the league, allowing an average of 116.7 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.7% and 37.4% from three-point territory.
The Nets are coming off a season where they faced the Kings twice and failed to win either game. The average combined score in these matchups was 235.5. In terms of against-the-spread (ATS) record, the Brooklyn Nets also had no success, going 0-2 against the Kings.
Last season, the Nets and Kings did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Kings have the leg up at 2-1. The Kings also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 221 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. As the host vs. the Nets, the Kings have gone 1-2 vs the spread.
How to Bet Kings vs. Nets in New York
The Nets come in as the underdog at +5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234, and our model projects the Nets and Kings to reach a combined total of 221 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Nets +5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 234