Basketball. NBA. Regular Season.
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs
Stadium: Golden 1 Arena (Sacramento)
San Antonio had another surprising game, defeating one of the Western Conference leaders, the Utah Jazz, on the road. Will the Spurs be able to cope with Sacramento now? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Sacramento has half of the roster out
The Kings are already performing very poorly this season, having traded head coach Luke Walton for another defensive-less specialist Alvin Gentry, and lately they have also been missing a number of leaders. Sacramento was unable to count on either De'Aron Fox or Marvin Bagley in the last few games due to the COVID outbreak. In addition, Tyrese Haliburton is injured. Another important player in the starting lineup.
In the previous game, Sacramento lost at home to Memphis, 105-124. This loss is the 4th for the team in the last 5 games. Overall, the Kings have 12 wins in 30 games. The team ranks 11th in the Western Conference standings.
San Antonio nearly made it to the top 10
Gregg Popovich's team continues to close the gap from the play-in zone in the West and should they beat Sacramento State they would catch up with the Kings, who are sitting 11th and the Portland Trail Blazers finishing in the top 10.
Another landmark success for the team from San Antonio came in the previous game. The Spurs outscored Utah on the road, 128-126. Keldon Johnson was the most productive player for the Spurs, scoring 24 points. Derrick White has 22 points.
- Sacramento: Terence Davis, Marvin Bagley, Alex Len, Davion Mitchell, RichaunHolmes and De'Aaron Fox will not play. Chimezie Metu, Tyrese Haliburton are questionable;
- San Antonio: Zach Collins will not play. Lonnie Walker is questionable.
The opponents have played each other this season already, San Antonio beating Sacramento 136-117 at home.
Expert Betting Tips
After beating Utah, San Antonio will surely beat Sacramento as well. Gregg Popovich's team got into a rhythm by the end of the first third of the season and will quite likely continue to improve, gaining more and more ground in the Western Conference play-in zone.
Prediction: San Antonio will win.
- H2 (-3.5) for 1.71;
- W2+TO (227.5) for 2.90;
- W2 by 6-10 points for 4.16.