The Oklahoma City Thunder (35-17) and the Sacramento Kings (30-21) link up in a Western Conference affair on Sunday afternoon. The Kings’ two-game losing streak was halted on Friday as Sacramento dominated the Denver Nuggets 135-106. Meanwhile, the Thunder have dropped two straight games. On Saturday, the Mavericks outlasted Oklahoma City 146-111.
Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. The Thunder are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Kings vs. Thunder odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 239.5. Before making any Thunder vs. Kings picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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The model has set its sights on Kings vs. Thunder. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Thunder vs. Kings:
- Kings vs. Thunder spread: Oklahoma City -3.5
- Kings vs. Thunder over/under: 239.5 points
- Kings vs. Thunder money line: OKC -164, Sacramento +138
- OKC: The Thunder are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games
- SAC: The Kings are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Thunder
- Kings vs. Thunder picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Thunder can cover
The Thunder have been one of the consistent offenses in the NBA. They are currently fourth in the league in scoring (120.6), third in field-goal percentage (49.9), and 10th in assists (27.2). Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is playing at an MVP level for this group.
The Kentucky product attacks from the mid-range area while owning great court vision to get the ball to his teammates. The 25-year-old is second in the NBA in scoring (31) and 13th in assists (6.5), to go along with 5.6 rebounds per game. On Feb. 5 versus the Hornets, he finished with 31 points, nine assists, three blocks, and five steals. See who to back at SportsLine.
Why the Kings can cover
Guard De’Aaron Fox is an explosive floor general for Sacramento. Fox has great speed and length that gives opposing defenders fits. The 26-year-old can rise above the rim with no problem while owning a smooth perimeter jumper. He’s 11th in the NBA in scoring (26.6) to go along with 5.4 assists and a team-high 1.9 steals per game. In the Feb. 3 win over the Bulls, Fox recorded 41 points, four assists, and five steals.
Forward Domantas Sabonis has been an impactful presence on the floor. Sabonis is an excellent rebounder and is terrific at making the right read as a facilitator. The Gonzaga product also has a nice mid-range jumper. He is first in the NBA in rebounds (13.2) and seventh in assists (8.2) to go along with 19.8 points per game. Additionally, he’s eighth in field-goal percentage (62.2%). In his last game, Sabonis put up a triple-double with 17 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. See who to back at SportsLine.
How to make Thunder vs. Kings picks
The model has simulated Kings vs. Thunder 10,000 times and is leaning Over on the total, projecting 241 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Kings vs. Thunder, and which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 51-33 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.