Spurs vs. Kings Odds & Predictions 11/17/22
San Antonio Spurs (6-9 SU, 10-5-0 ATS) vs. Sacramento Kings (7-6 SU, 9-3-1 ATS)
When: Thursday, November 17th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Golden 1 Center, CA, Sacramento
Point Spread: SA +7.5/ SAC -7.5 (Did you know that you could be betting on NBA games at -105 instead of -110? Imagine all the loot you’d save! Be smart! Make the switch to BetAnySports TODAY!)
Money Line: San Antonio Spurs +225/ -277
- Zach Collins (Out) Heel
- Romeo Langford (Out) Health Protocols
- Malaki Branham (Out) Ankle
- Blake Wesley (Out) Knee
- Keegan Murray (Questionable) Back
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 6-9. So far, the team has gone 10-5-0 against the spread. The Spurs head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -22.0.
The Spurs will be looking to bounce back from a 117-110 loss to the Trail Blazers. In terms of betting, San Antonio entered as 8 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. San Antonio was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Trail Blazers by 7 going into halftime. In the loss, Jakob Poeltl led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 82.4%.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 7-6, while going 9-3-1 vs the spread. Against the Spurs, the Kings are looking to add to their current 4 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 13.0.
In their previous game, the Kings took down the Nets by a score of 153-121. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 1 point favorites. Sacramento played well enough in the second half to prevent the Nets from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 19 going into halftime. In the win, Terence Davis led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 75.0%.
Last season, the Kings not only won their season series against the Spurs (2-1), but they also took care of business at home, going 1-0 at the Golden 1 Center. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Spurs averaged 120.67 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Kings also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 117.67 points per game vs San Antonio. The Spurs have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 7 points per game. San Antonio and Sacramento averaged a combined 231 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring at 112.0 points per game. In terms of pace, the Spurs are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.8 possessions per game. Although the team tends to generate a lot of possessions with an up-tempo pace, they are struggling to score inside the arc. Heading into the game, the team is just 14th in made 2-point field goals per contest.
Against the Kings, the Spurs will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 23rd in points allowed.
This season, the Spurs offense has primarily worked through Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 14 games, Johnson is 25th in the NBA at 22.71 points per game. So far, him and Vassell have accounted for 36% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.35 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Devin Vassell is grabbing 3.91 rebounds for San Antonio to go along with 3.36 assists.
Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 119.5 points per game (2nd). In terms of pace, the Kings are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.8 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 5th team in made field goals per contest.
Currently, the Kings defense is ranked 29th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.77 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Spurs’ offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 12 games, Fox is 18th in the NBA at 24.58 points per game. So far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.43 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 11.0 rebounds for San Antonio to go along with 6.31 assists.
- Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight up loss.
- Spurs are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall.
- Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last five after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
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