The Sacramento Kings (42-27) face the Washington Wizards (32-38) Saturday at Capital One Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Kings vs. Wizards odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Kings have won 10 of their last 12 games and their fans have hope deep into the season for the first time in nearly 2 decades. Sacramento beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-96 Thursday, winning outright as a 3-point underdog as the Under (238.5) cashed. The Kings dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Nets 57-41 including 21 boards from F Domantas Sabonis.
The Wizards failed to cover as 5.5-point underdogs in a 117-94 loss at the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday, despite holding the Cavs to 21% from 3-point range (4 of 19). G Kyle Kuzma struggled to make an impact, recording just 7 points with 5 fouls.
Washington picked up a 125-111 victory as a 7.5-point road underdog when these teams met on Dec. 23; the Under (239) cashed.
Kings at Wizards odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:28 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Kings -145 (bet $145 to win $100) | Wizards +125 (bet $100 to win $125)
- Against the spread (ATS): Kings -2.5 (-115) | Wizards +2.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 235.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Kings at Wizards key injuries
- G Kevin Huerter (knee) questionable
- F Trey Lyles (shoulder) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Kings at Wizards picks and predictions
Wizards 121, Kings 108
This line seems to indicate that this game won’t be easy for the Kings, despite them being the 2nd seed in the Western Conference.
Washington’s defense is surprisingly good. They are 6th in opponents’ 3-pointers made per game and in opponents’ shooting efficiency.
However, neither side of this moneyline is particularly enticing. The Wizards are barely plus money even though they are currently not a playoff team.
I would PASS and look towards the spread.
Against the spread
Washington is 9-4 ATS playing on 0 days of rest this season and are 10-7 ATS when they are at a rest disadvantage.
The Wizards are also 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games coming off a loss of 10 or more points.
BET WIZARDS +2.5 (-105).
Sacramento has the league’s 2nd-highest Under percentage on the road (64.7%) and the Kings cash the Under 57.1% of the time in non-conference games.
LEAN UNDER 235.5 (-105).
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