Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings - 12/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (13-21) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (12-20)
Game Info: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -6 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing seven of their last nine games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 100.1 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 21 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes is averaging 17.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Haliburton is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Kings are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 road games. The over is 7-3 in Kings last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Sacramento.
Don't look now, but the Oklahoma City Thunder have put together a nice week of wins, and they've quietly been one of the better covering teams in the league over their last 25 games. The Sacramento Kings are just a mess right now, as they're not playing a lick of defense, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 13.6 points. Playing at home hasn't helped much, either. OKC is a young team that thrives off confidence, and these recent wins could do wonders. Give me the Thunder on the road.
Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -6
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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