Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Kings vs Thunder Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Sacramento Kings taking on the OKC Thunder Monday January 4 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Sacramento Kings (13-20) vs. OKC Thunder (24-10)
Date: Monday January 4th
Time:8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -11
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
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The Oklahoma City Thunder draw a lot of attention around the league for their ability to a put up points in a hurry thanks to their excess of star power, but the team has focused on its play at the defensive end of the court of late after having some difficulties at that end to close out 2015.
The re-newed focus on defensive play has paid immediate dividends for the team. The Thunder allowed 111.5 points per game in a four-game stretch to close out 2015, then held the Charlotte Hornets to 34.5 percent shooting in a 109-90 win on Saturday.
The Thunder will face a much stiffer test at that end of the court on Monday when they host the Sacramento Kings, who are coming off the best offensive performance the franchise has produced in better than two decades. The Kings shot 60.9 percent from the field in a 142-119 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
Saturday’s win snapped a three-game losing streak for Sacramento, which hadn’t scored that many points since a 154-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in 1993. DeMarcus Cousins paced the team with 32 points, adding nine rebounds. Darren Collison had 21 points, and Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Oklahoma City Thunder:
The Thunder’s strong defensive effort against the Hornets was keyed by a season-high 15 blocks, with Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant each chipping in four of them.
They’ll want to focus their attention in this one on Marco Bellinelli, who has 47 points on 18-of-28 shooting over his last two games.
When these teams met on Dec. 6, Oklahoma City led by as many as 17 points before the Kings fought back to take the lead, only to have Kevin Durant score six points in the final 78 seconds to put the Thunder ahead for good in a 98-95 win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Kings are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against Northwest Division opponents.
- The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win by more than 10 points.
- The Kings are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a win.
- The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last six games after scoring 100 or more points in their previous outing.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Thunder have dominated this series, and while the Kings were able to make some noise in the last meeting, that should only bring a renewed focus from the Thunder in this one, as they look to run away with this one, and won’t led a big lead get away from them.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -11
The Thunder have dominated in this series since moving back to Oklahoma City, where the Kings haven’t one since the move. Oklahoma City’s won those games by an average margin of 12.3 points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 117 – Kings 101
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