In this all-Western battle, two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference table are clashing, when the Oklahoma City Thunder (39-29), coming from two straight victories, are hosting the Sacramento Kings (21-46), who are playing better lately but haven’t lost or won a second straight game for weeks. Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 03-12-2018, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -12
Thunder have a 39-29 record (28-40-0 against the spread) so far this season. OKC is currently tied with two more teams in the 4th postseason slot in the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Spurs with a 104-94 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Russell Westbrook with 25.3 ppg. The triple-double machine adds team highs both in rebounding with 9.6 and in assists made, with 10.1 per game. He is followed by Paul George with 22 ppg and 5.6 rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony adds 16.7 ppg and 5.9 rebounds per game.
The Kings have a 21-46 record (30-34-3 against the spread) so far this season. Sacramento sit in the 12th slot of the West overall standings. They have not won or lost a second consecutive game in March and in their last game they lost on the road against the Nuggets with a 104-130 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach Randolph with 14.8 ppg, adding a team high 6.9 rebounds per game. He is followed by Buddy Hield with 12.7 ppg, while Willie Cauley-Stein adds 12.6 ppg and 6.9 rebounds.
Thunder lead the Kings 2-1 wins so far this season and the previous game in Oklahoma ended with a 95-88 score for the Thunder. The Thunder are 23-11 at home so far this season, while Kings are 10-24 on the road. Thunder are better both offensively, scoring 106.7 ppg to Kings’ 99.2 and defensively, allowing 103.7 ppg to Kings’ 107.2. The Kings on the other hand have a better 3-point percentage (38.87% to 34.89%) and both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (45.39% and 45.22%) and assists made (21.3 and 21.1), while Thunder are better in rebounding, grabbing 45.1 to Kings’ 40.5. Thunder are the absolute favorite for the win and Vegas odds give them a -12 spread which they are expected to beat for the easy home victory today.
Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -12 (-105)
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