Thunder at Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 1/20/23
Sacramento Kings (25-18) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (22-23)
Game Info: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 117 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.5 points and 5.5 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 16 points and 5.9 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings Preview
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 119.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 24 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.9 points and 12.6 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 41-19 ATS in their last 60 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Thunder last 9 overall. The over is 5-1 in Kings last 6 overall. The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Sacramento and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a feisty, competitive bunch that has had covering success on the road. However, I'd need more points to consider OKC here. The Sacramento Kings are not only playing great ball this week, but they win in the favorite role by an average of 9.5 points. It might be time to start admitting that the Kings are good. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.
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Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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