The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 17.6 points and 7.3 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Willie Cauley-Stein is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six road games.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.6 percent shooting. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 19 points and 6.4 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won their last five home games.
The Kings are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Nets last 10 overall. The under is 7-0 in Kings last 7 overall.
These are two diamond in the rough teams that may not be on a lot of NBA fans radar but have been extremely profitable in terms of covering numbers. The difference is the Kings aren’t nearly as effective on the road as they are at home, and the Nets have been a tough team to bet against no matter whee they play recently. Averaging 118.4 points in their last five games, the Nets are quietly one of the hotter teams in the league, and they’re 5-1 ATS this season when favored by less than four points. I have to lay the bucket with the Nets at home.