The Sacramento Kings (41-27) visit the Brooklyn Nets (39-30) Thursday. Tip from Barclays Center is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Kings vs. Nets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Kings covered as 1.5-point favorites in a 117-114 victory over the Chicago Bulls Wednesday. They are now 8-2 straight up (SU) and 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games. Sacramento is 38-29-1 ATS on the season.
Brooklyn fell 121-107 on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday, failing to cover as a 1-point underdog. The loss snapped a 2-game win streak. The Nets are 5-5 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games, improving to 36-31-2 ATS.
The Kings beat the Nets 153-121 to cover as 1.5-point home favorites in their only other matchup this season on Nov. 15 as the Over (226.5) connected.
Kings at Nets odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:57 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Kings +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Nets -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Kings +2.5 (-108) | Nets -2.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 238.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Kings at Nets key injuries
- G Ben Simmons (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Kings at Nets picks and predictions
Kings 123, Nets 119
BET KINGS (+120).
The Kings have been on a hot streak recently, winning 8 of their last 10 games, 5 of which came on the road. They are coming off a momentous late-game surge win against the Bulls whereas the Nets are coming off a bad loss against the Thunder. Sacramento also took down Brooklyn by 30 earlier this season by pushing the pace and exploiting the paint. Look for them to do the same Thursday.
The moneyline presents a more profitable play on the Kings in this matchup.
BET OVER 238.5 (-105).
The Over is 5-0 in the Kings’ last 5 games playing on no days rest, 6-1-1 in their last 8 games following an outright win and 5-1-1 in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The Kings rank 1st in the NBA in points per game (121.2) and 2nd in field-goal percentage (49.9%).
For Brooklyn, the Over is 6-1 in its last 7 games following an ATS loss.