Two teams from opposing conferences coming off multiple defeats are clashing today, when the Sacramento Kings (33-35), are hosting the Chicago Bulls (19-51), with both teams having lost their last three and four games respectively and are looking to end those losing streaks in this game.
Date/Time: 03-17-2019, 18:00 EDT
Spread: Sacramento Kings -7
Sacramento Kings have a 33-35 record (40-27-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the West. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Sixers with a 114-123 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Buddy Hield with 21 ppg, adding 5.2 boards per game. He is followed by De’Aaron Fox with 17.5 ppg, 3.7 boards and a team high 7.2 dimes per game.
Chicago Bulls have a 19-51 record (31-38-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have lost six of their last seven matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 121-128 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23.9 ppg, adding 4.6 boards and 4.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Lauri Markkanen with 18.9 ppg and a team high 9.1 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Kings won on the road with an 89-108 score. Kings have a 20-14 home record, while the Bulls are 11-23 on the road. Kings are better offensively, scoring 113.8 ppg to Bull’s 105.2, while Bulls are better defensively, allowing 113 ppg to Kings’ 115.1 ppg. Kings have better percentages both in field goals (46.3% to 45.5%) and in 3-pointers (37.3% to 35.6%). They are also better in turnovers committed (13.2 to 13.7), in boards grabbed (45.4 to 42.5) and in dimes made (25.5 to 22.1). Kings are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings Prediction: Sacramento Kings -7 (-107)
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