Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings Betting Analysis and Prediction
The Brooklyn Nets go into tonight’s 10 p.m. ET game against Sacramento on a give-game losing streak. They lost 121-111 to the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night and failed to cover the spead as 5.5-point NBA betting road underdogs.
How the Nets at Kings Game Shapes Up
The Nets are playing without Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Joe Harris. Making matters even worse is the playing status for James Harden, who did return to play 37 minutes in Tuesday’s loss to the Suns. He returned from a hamstring and wrist injury to shoot just 6-of-19 scoring 22 points.
The Kings are one of the NBA’s most dysfunctional teams, losing 12 of their past 14 games, including the past seven in a row. They are 2-5 against the spread over the seven-game skid and 5-9 ATS over the past 14-games.
They have shot 42% from the field while allowing opponents to shoot 52% over their past three games. Marvin Bagley III and DeAaron Fox are listed as questionable for tonight’s game.
For Nets fans and New York sports betting players, the news is potentially good because they are 4-1 ATS on the road and taking on a team with a losing home record. However, Brooklyn is just 5-12 ATS after scoring 100 or more points in its previous game and a terrible 7-20 ATS taking on a foe that allowed 100 or more points in their previous game.
The Nets are 19-7 ATS in the past 26 meetings against the Kings and on a 5-1 ATS run when playing in Sacramento.
The Kings are on a 4-0 ATS win streak against foes with winning records on the season and 4-1 ATS when coming off a double-digit loss.
Nets Are Struggling as Nets Come in
The Nets are in the middle game of a five-game road trip that so far has seen them lose to the Golden State Warriors and the Suns. They face a Kings team that is completely out of sync at both ends of the court and need to win this game badly, otherwise they could easily go 0-5 SU on the trip. Their next two opponents are the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets, who are first and second in the Northwest Division.
How Should You Bet Nets at Kings?
In betting markets there is no reason to wager on a team that ‘has to win or else’. The Nets are in trouble and the Kings know it.
The Nets are 2-6 SU and against the spread when playing on back-to-back nights. When playing on back-to-back road games, the Nets are 2-8 SU and 4-6 ATS. Plus, 2-8 SU and ATS playing on back-to-back nights and taking on an opponent with a win percentage of 40% or less on the season in games played over the last three seasons.
With that in mind, I'm taking the Kings.
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