Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings - 2/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (9-11) vs Boston Celtics (11-8)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 27.1 points and 3.5 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.8 points and seven rebounds. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 22.1 points and 3.4 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.9 points and 3.5 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 home games. The Celtics are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Sacramento and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
This line has me thinking the Boston Celtics may be resting some players on the end of a back to back, but I'm still laying the bucket regardless. I say time and time again that the Kings are still the Kings to me until proven otherwise. I'm not getting fooled by a decent week or two. The Celtics are head and shoulders the better team here and they're on fire offensively right now. I'll lay the bucket.