Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs - 7/31/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (28-36) at San Antonio Spurs (27-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +3 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.
The Sacramento Kings entered the NBA break winning 11 of their last 17 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 assists while Buddy Hield is averaging 19.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs entered the NBA break splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Patty Mills is averaging 11.7 points and 1.8 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as a favorite, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The over is 9-4-1 in Spurs last 14 overall. The Kings are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in San Antonio and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings entered the NBA break playing their best basketball of the season, and they're a young team that should thrive in this Summer League type atmosphere. The San Antonio Spurs were one of the most disappointing teams in the league this season and their status shouldn't improve much with no LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs have let us down a lot this season. And even then, I'm going to side with them and the free bucket. The Spurs are still a veteran club with a lot of pride and need to buckle down if they're going to keep the playoff streak alive. Not thrilled about it, but there's something that's leaning me in the direction of the Spurs.