Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings - 3/18/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings - 3/18/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (25-46) vs Boston Celtics (42-28)

Game Info: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings +8.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning 17 of their last 20 games. The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 109.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23 points and 3.4 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 110 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 22.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.4 points and 12.8 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Celtics last 11 overall. The over is 6-2 in Kings last 8 home games. The Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Boston Celtics remain the hottest team in the league, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 10 points. The Celtics also win on the road by an average of 6.2 points. The Sacramento Kings have watched their season completely fall apart, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.2 points while not playing a lick of defense. Two teams heading in completely different directions. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Celtics on the road.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -8.5

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