The Sacramento Kings will take on the Washington Wizards in our nation’s capital. We’re in DC sharing our NBA odds series, making a Kings-Wizards prediction and pick as we show you how to watch.
The Kings defeated the Brooklyn Nets 101-96 in their recent game. Significantly. Domantas Sabonis had an explosive game with 24 points and 21 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox added 18 points. Somehow, the Kings won despite shooting just 39 percent from the field. But the Kings also held the Nets to 41.3 percent shooting. The Kings also dominated the board battle, rebounding 57-41. Plus, they held off a furious late rally by the Nets.
The Wizards played a pathetic game, falling 117-94 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately, the Wizards played from behind throughout the game. They had a chance to come back, but collapsed in the fourth quarter. Significantly, Bradley Beal led the way with 22 points and eight rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and nine rebounds. Overall, the Wizards shot 46.1 percent from the field. They also allowed the Cavs to make 55.2 percent of their baskets. Unfortunately, the bench played terribly. The Wizards also turned the ball over 16 times.
The Kings come into this game with a 42-27 record. Also, they are 8-2 in their previous 10 games. The Kings are also 21-13 on the road. Meanwhile, the Wizards are 32-38. The Wizards are 4-6 in their last 10 games. Likewise, the Wizards are only 16-17 at home.
The Wizards defeated the Kings 125-111 in one game earlier this season. However, the Kings are 6-4 against the Wizards in the last 10 games, as well as 6-4 in the last 10 in DC.
Here are the Kings-Wizards NBA odds, courtesy of FanDuel
NBA odds: Kings vs. Wizards odds
Sacramento Kings: -3 (-110)
Washington Wizards: +3 (-110)
More: 236 (-110)
Less: 236 (-110)
How to watch Kings vs. Wizards
Television: NBC and NBCS
Time: 8:10 p.m. ET/5:10 p.m. PT
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Why kings might cover the spread
The Kings have one of the most explosive offenses in the league. Now, they hope to continue rolling. Fox is their leader, with 25.5 points per game. Also, they have averaged 29 points per game in the last 10 contests. Sabnonis averages 19 points and 12.6 rebounds per game. Also, he is averaging 20.4 points and 13.9 rebounds in the last 10 games. Kevin Huerter is another option, with 15 points per game. Also, he has averaged 16.4 points per game in the last 10 games. Harrison Barnes is the next weapon, with 15 points per game. Significantly, he has averaged 16.3 points in the last 10 games. The Kings average 120.3 points per game overall. Meanwhile, they have scored 122.4 points per game in the last 10 games. The Kings have given up an average of 106.16 points per game. However, they have also given up 118.4 points in their last 10 games.
The Sacramento bench averages 37.4 points per game. However, they have dipped recently, averaging 34.8 points per game. The Kings average 42.3 rebounds per game. Significantly, they’ve picked up recently, averaging 44.4 rebounds per game over the last 10 games. The Kings turn the ball over 14 times a game. Also, the Kings averaged 13.2 turnovers in the last 10 games.
The Kings will cover the spread if they can convert their field goal chances. So, they must play better defense.
Why The Wizards Could Cover The Spread
The Wizards are a heavy team. In addition, they have three good players, and little else. Beal averages 23.4 points per game. Additionally, Porzingis is averaging 22.9 points and Kyle Kuzma is averaging 21.3 points per game. But the Wizards don’t have much else besides those three. Who will step up?
The Wizards often rely heavily on these three to help them win. So it puts them in a horrible position when one of these players fails to score. Kuzma scored just seven points against the Cavaliers, and it affected the way his team played against them. Thus, the Wizards were chasing the Cavaliers all night. The bench has continually struggled this season. Sadly, they average just 33.3 points per game. It’s gotten worse recently. Sadly, they have collected just 27.7 points in the previous 10 games. He has played a determining factor in the Wizards’ failures. Consequently, it leaves them half a game out of a playing spot and outside looking in.
The Wizards will cover the spread if all of their stars can produce. Then they need some good production from a struggling bank to keep up with the Kings. It’s your best chance to win.
Kings-Wizards final pick and prediction
The Kings have a lot of depth. Therefore, it will help them to prevail in this. Expect the Kings to outgame and work the Wizards en route to another win.
Kings-Wizards final pick and prediction: Sacramento Kings: -3 (-110)