Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings - 12/8/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (10-14) vs Orlando Magic (5-20)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -7 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.6 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 20.2 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Franz Wagner is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 110 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 46 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.3 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes is averaging 19 points and 7.2 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 25-9 in Magic last 34 Wednesday games. The under is 10-3 in Kings last 13 home games. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings aren't a team I'm thrilled to back in the big favorite role, but they have shown recent signs of life and there's no doubt they're the better team here overall. The Orlando Magic are making a case for the worst team in the league, and they don't cover numbers despite being big underdogs nightly. The Magic are losing their last five games by an average of 9.2 points, they lose on the road by an average of 8.8 points, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 10.7 points. No, thanks. It's Kings and the chalk or pass for me.
Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -7
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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