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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-47) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings (29-38)
Date: Sunday, May 9th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +430 | Kings -599
NBA Betting Odds: Kings -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
On Sunday, May 9th the Oklahoma City Thunder will play the Sacramento Kings in the second meeting of the season with the final game occurring in two days on Tuesday the 11th. In the initial match this past Tuesday, the Kings won 103-99.
In an oddity, the clubs play all three of their regular-season contests in the final eight games of the season (over five days in this case).
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 148 victories in 239 meetings. Last season the teams played three times with the Kings winning two of the three contests.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Thunder cornerstone Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is suffering from plantar fasciitis and as per the recent health update, it was a worse tear than originally thought.
OKC has won twice during the 24 game stretch he’s missed including against the Celtics to end a 14-game losing streak.
That win was essential as this iteration of the Thunder didn’t want to be known as having the worse losing record in franchise history.
Since taking care of business with that win they’ve gotten back on track to the business at hand of tanking and lost six games in a row.
The one surprise was Luguentz Dort played but was listed as having knee tendinopathy of his patellar tendon and he’s also been dealing with a hip strain. Odd the Thunder would play him given these injuries especially when they’re trying to lose.
Although the injury report wasn’t submitted for this match given the Thunder played last Saturday presumably the list will be very similar for Sunday.
That includes Dort being questionable. SGA (foot), Jerome (calf), Mike Muscala (ankle), and Aleksej Pokusevski (knee contusion) are all expected to be out Sunday.
De’Aaron Fox has missed the last eight games due to COVID health and safety protocols. He hasn’t played since April 21st and the team said (on April 23rd) he would be out 10 to 14 days.
Today marks 16 days since that statement. The question is whether the Kings want to keep playing spoiler and have Fox return to the court — or would they err on the side of safety and just shut him down for the season.
Terence Davis was the top scorer for the Kings against the Spurs with 24 points. Delon Wright who is filling in for the absent Fox and Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 as did Buddy Hield.
Harrison Barnes (Adductor) has missed the last six games and is questionable for Sunday. Tyrese Haliburton (knee) is done for the season. Robert Woodard (back) is also out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Kings are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Kings are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-4-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games.
- The Thunder are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction:
Sacramento has the rest advantage and there is no debate the Thunder will lose this game but after the way they lost to Golden State, it’s likely Mark Daigneault has his charges fired up to perform better — or if you will — lose by a closer margin.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +10.5
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