When the Brooklyn Nets pay a visit to the Sacramento Kings, it will be a matchup between two teams who are trying to get back on track after getting off to slow starts to the year.
BK is coming off a loss to the Lakers and will be playing their third game in the span of four nights. The team’s overall record is 6-8 and they have a road record of 3-4.
After a crazy start to the year, when their 1-5 start was certainly secondary to the off-court controversy that surrounded them, they have been playing significantly better as the year has progressed. The Nets have been successful throughout the past four of their last six games.
The Kings are now 6-6 overall and 3-3 at home. They just defeated the reigning champions, and they have won three games in a row to even their record after beginning the year with an 0-4 deficit.
The action will begin on Tuesday (November 15) at 10 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, and the game will be broadcast live on TNT.
Odds for Nets vs Kings
|Brooklyn Nets||+1.5 (-106)||+106||Ov 224.5 (-110)|
|Sacramento Kings||-1.5 (-114)||-124||Un 224.5 (-110)|
Odds as of Nov 15 at OKBET.
In a game with a total of 224.5, the Kings are a slim 1.5-point favorite according to the NBA odds. Both clubs won both games of their 2-game series at home last season, but this is just their first meeting this year.
Brooklyn Betting Predictions
Imagine how much more of a mess the Brooklyn Nets would be in if Kevin Durant wasn’t a part of the team. Despite all of the upsetting news coming out of the Brooklyn organization.
The all-world forward has been a force for the Nets, and despite the fact that it hasn’t translated into tremendous success (yet), at least the new head coach, Jacque Vaughn, has a significant component to work with.
KD kept the Nets in the game on the second night of a back-to-back against the Lakers, even though the Nets were without Kyrie Irving (suspension), Ben Simmons (knee), Seth Curry (rest), and Nic Claxton (eye). In the end, the Nets were defeated by the Lakers 116-103.
After the game was over, Durant had a total of 31 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks, and he had played the game’s most minutes (38). This season, he has scored at least 26 points in each of the 14 games that the Nets have played.
As of late, he has been feasting on the Kings, as his teams have won each of the previous seven games between the two teams, and Durant has led the way with 30.7 points on shooting 50.4% from the field.
Aside from Irving, the rest of the players who were held out of Brooklyn’s game against the Lakers are expected to return on Tuesday.
Outlook for Sacramento betting
Domantas Sabonis needs to play as near to a 1A for the Kings to be successful, and the most recent results reflect that fact. De’Aaron Fox is without a doubt the motor that propels the Kings, but Domantas Sabonis is necessary for the Kings’ success.
Sabonis had a monster game against Golden State, scoring 26 points, grabbing 22 rebounds, and dishing out eight assists in a victory that was decided 122-115. Since Chris Webber in 1999, when the Sacramento Kings were at the height of their powers, no forward has been able to match the Kings’ level of output.
Sabonis averaged 14.4 points and 9.2 rebounds throughout the Kings’ 1-4 opening five games. He has since averaged 20.4 points and 12.9 rebounds.
Fox scored 22 points overall and had eight assists, while rookie Keegan Murray scored 21 points and shot a team-best 5-for-9 from beyond the arc.
With a team scoring average of 116.8 points per game, a field goal percentage of 48.4%, a 3-point percentage of 37.1%, and 27.3 assists per game, Sacramento is having a strong offensive start to the season (7th).
Prediction for Kings vs Nets
The Nets’ defensive play has played a role in their ascent out of that slump. Brooklyn had not done so all season up to their defeat to the Lakers; in the previous five games, they had held opponents to under 100 points.
Who controls the tempo in this situation will probably be crucial. Brooklyn is the league’s 26th-fastest team, while Sacramento is the league’s 10th-fastest.
Despite ranking 22nd in scoring, the Nets shouldn’t have any trouble Tuesday collecting baskets. Sacramento ranks 26th in the NBA with a 116.7 point average against.
The over is 6-0-1 in the Kings’ previous seven home games against teams with losing records, and they have gone undefeated against the spread in their last four games.
Brooklyn is 4-2 since Kyrie’s suspension, and the off day combined with the surge of live, useable bodies should favor BK, who have had the under win seven of their previous eight games. In their previous six away games, the under is also 5-1.
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