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2022 NBA Handicapping
(22-36) Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets (29-27)
Date: Monday, February 14th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Kings -175 | Nets +170 (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Kings -4
NBA Betting Total: 225.5
Monday, February 14th, finds the Sacramento Kings facing the Brooklyn Nets in their second and final meeting of this campaign. Sacramento won the February 2nd match 112-101.
Both teams played on Saturday with Sacramento defeating the Wizards 123-110 while the Nets played the Heat falling 111-115 for their 11th consecutive loss.
Last season, the squads played twice with Brooklyn winning both contests. The Kings hold the advantage all-time having won 50 times of the club’s 94 meetings.
With Sacramento kickstarting their rebuild early last week it allowed Domantas Sabonis to join his team prior to the trade deadline. He’s appeared in two games and the Kings are unbeaten in those matches with wins against the Wolves and Wizards.
In his debut, Sabonis produced a double-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds along with five assists, and followed it up with an equally impressive 16 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists effort.
For the stats junkies that’s an average of 19 points, 12.5 rebounds, and six assists which is fractionally higher than what he was producing for the Pacers (18.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 5.0 assists).
Sacramento appeared to be playing with more joy in their wins (particularly De’Aaron Fox) but the wins were against other middling teams. This coming week they’ll get a better idea of precisely what it is they have as they face stiffer competition.
This Nets game doesn’t necessarily fall under that category given who won’t be playing rather it will come via matches versus the Bulls and two against the Nuggets.
Jeremy Lamb (ankle) is questionable for Monday. Terence Davis (knee) is out indefinitely.
While Nets fans rejoice over getting rid of malcontent James Harden and gaining not one but three viable solutions to the issues on their roster things aren’t necessarily looking up.
While Kevin Durant is back on the court slowing ramping up there were suggestions he could be out another three weeks. Given the Achilles injury may have occurred from returning too soon, it’s understandable why the star and team would want him 100 percent.
Nor has the situation with Kyrie Irving playing at Barclays changed. Factor in the star player of the trade Ben Simmons theoretically can’t just snap his fingers to recover from the emotional issues he’s dealing with (right?).
This is Brooklyn’s reality all in the midst of an 11-game losing streak with three games before the break including two at Barclays (Kings, Wizards) and one at MSG meaning Irving won’t play this week.
Here’s where things get tricky – -if KD is out another three-weeks Brooklyn could be in a world of hurt. The opponents on tap through March 6th include two games each against the hottest teams in the East (Celtics, Raptors) plus the Bucks and Heat.
Three of those matches are on the road but Irving can’t play in Toronto (COVID protocols) making him available for two of the Nets’ next nine games.
Depending on how they fare against the trio of clubs this week and when Simmons debuts there is potential for Brooklyn to realistically lose another six games and perish the thought, all nine!
Fortunately, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nic Claxton, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond are listed as probable with the latter two making their Nets’ debuts. James Johnson (knee) is questionable, Ben Simmons (conditioning) and Kyrie Irving (unvaccinated) are out.
Durant (knee), and Joe Harris (ankle) are all out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Sacramento is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Brooklyn are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Players who were traded at the deadline for the most part have experienced great debuts so Curry and Drummond could have a major impact for Brooklyn and they will be playing with a sense of desperation to end the losing streak.
By the same token, Sabonis and the Kings appear to be riding a high and won’t be an easy out. However, the longer this streak continues the heavier the air is going to get in that locker room with the players feeling the weight of losing.
In the two games with Sabonis, Sacramento is averaging 127.5 points and during the losing streak the Nets are giving up 119.2 points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets +4
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