Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics Prediction NBA Picks 4/5/24

Boston Celtics (60-16) vs Sacramento Kings (44-32)

Game Info: Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -10.5 --- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kings vs Celtics prediction.

Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings have been in fine form as they've won six of their last 10 games overall, but they are hoping to bounce back in this spot after getting routed by the Knicks in a 120-109 road defeat last night. De'Aaron Fox led the team with 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Keegan Murray added 18 points while Domantas Sabonis tallied 17 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists. As a team, the Kings shot 48 percent from the field and 18 of 42 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 35 points in the first quarter to take an early 21-point lead, but they didn't put the Knicks away and got thoroughly outplayed the rest of the game to suffer one of their worst defeats of the season.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have been in terrific form as they've won 12 of their last 14 games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after blowing past the Thunder in a 135-100 win on Wednesday. Kristaps Porzingis led the team with 27 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks on 11 of 14 shooting, Jayson Tatum added 24 points with seven rebounds and three assists while Jaylen Brown chipped in with 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 54 percent from the field and 17 of 40 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Thunder from the start to take a 14-point lead into halftime, before they exploded for 42 points in the fourth quarter to make it a complete blowout win at home in the end.

Sacramento Kings Player Facts

  • Domantas Sabonis ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (13.7) this season.
  • De'Aaron Fox ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.7).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (3.7).
  • The Kings rank T1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.1).
  • The Kings rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.4%).

Kings vs Celtics prediction

The Kings are still shorthanded with Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter both out, while the Celtics are keeping eyes on Jaylen Brown and Derrick White who are both questionable for this one. The Kings were playing some decent basketball before last night's demoralizing loss to the Knicks, so it's going to be tough trying to bounce back against the Celtics on zero days' rest. The Celtics have been hit by injuries lately, but they haven't let that slow them down, as they are still one of the hottest teams in the league. The line is reasonable for this one, so I'm sticking with the Celtics to take care of business at home.

Peter’s Pick Boston -10.5

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