Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Celtics vs Kings Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Boston Celtics taking on the Sacramento Kings Thursday December 3 at the Mexico City Arena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Boston Celtics (10-8) vs. Sacramento Kings (7-12)
Date: Thursday December 2
Time: 10 PM EST
Venue: Mexico City Arena
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -2
NBA Betting Total: 215
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Both of these teams head south of the border for a Game in Mexico City tonight. The Celtics are the 2-point betting favorite and they have won 3 of their last 4 games. The Kings snapped a 2-game losing streak with a win in their last game.
In their last games the Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-98 and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 105-95.
DeMarcus Cousins has been a beats this season when in the lineup and he had a big game against the Mavs. The Kings are 6-5 with him in the lineup and 1-8 when he is on the sidelines.
the Kings and Celtics have split the season series in each of the past 3 seasons.
the Celtics have a very balanced team that ranks 9th in the league in scoring and 7th in opponents’ points allowed.
Boston is led by their backcourt with 2 guards as their leading scorers in Isaiah Thomas (20.8 ppg) and Avery Bradley (16.1 ppg).
One area of concern for the Celtics in this game is that they do not have a legit C, as their starter is Jared Sullinger and while he is averaging in double figures and is averaging 9.3 rpg he is only 6’9”. He will need help guarding Cousins, who is 6’11” and 270 pounds.
Defense is key for the Celtics success, as they have limited opponents to an average of 89.7 pppg in 10 wins, but have surrendered 107.3 ppg in 8 losses.
The Boston defense will have their hands full facing a Sacto offense that ranks 4th I nthe NBA in points per game.
While the Kings have a dynamic offense their defense has not gotten it done this season ranking 29th in opponents’ points per game.
Cousins is averaging 28.2 ppg and 11 rpg and keeping him from having a big night has to be the #1 priority for Boston.
The Kings have 6 players averaging in double figures and they are balanced. Rajon Rondo has had a solid first season for the Kings and he leads the NBA in assists per game. The Boston backcourt has to keep him from solid ball movement in this game.
Out of the 6 players that are averaging in double figures for the Kings Omri Casspi is the only one that is shooting at least 50% from the floor.
NBA Betting Trends:
BOS is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
BOS is 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games following a straight up win.
BOS has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 games following a straight up win.
SAC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
SAC is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Kings and that trend will continue tonight south of the border.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
The Celtics will play solid D tonight and that will be the key, as they will win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 100 Kings 96
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