Kings vs Thunder Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, January 20, 2023

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The Sacramento Kings (25-18) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-23), with the matchup beginning at 10:00 PM ET from Golden 1 Center on Friday, January 20, 2023. The Kings are 5.5-point favorites in the game. A 242.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.

How to bet Kings vs. Thunder

Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Kings have -206 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +171 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 242.5 points.

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Kings vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Kings vs. Thunder Betting Trends

In the Kings’ 43 games this season, they have 25 wins against the spread. Sacramento has won 17, or 73.9%, of the 23 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Kings games this year have hit the over on 21 of 45 set point totals.

The Thunder have 29 wins against the spread in 45 games this season. Oklahoma City has compiled a 16-16 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). Thunder games this season have gone over the total in 25 of 45 opportunities (55.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Kings

Kings Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 40 24 4.3 6 0.9 0.4 1.7
Domantas Sabonis 41 18.9 12.6 7.1 0.8 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 40 15.7 3.3 3.1 1.1 0.3 2.9
Harrison Barnes 43 15.3 5 1.7 0.8 0.1 1.6
Malik Monk 42 13.5 2.4 3.8 0.6 0.2 1.7

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 41 30.5 4.9 5.5 1.7 1.1 1
Josh Giddey 40 16 8 5.9 0.7 0.5 1.1
Luguentz Dort 44 14.3 4.3 2.3 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 41 11.7 3.9 2.9 1 0.5 0.8
Tre Mann 40 8.3 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.2 1.4
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Kings: Terence Davis: Questionable (Illness), Domantas Sabonis: Probable (Illness), Alex Len: Probable (Illness), Matthew Dellavedova: Probable (Illness)

Thunder: Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento has been lifted by its offense, as it ranks best in the NBA by putting up 119.9 points per game. It ranks 24th in the league in points allowed (116.9 per contest). The Kings are posting 124.5 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 114.6 points per contest. The Kings’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 126 points per contest compared to the 119.9 they’ve averaged this year.

So far this season, Sacramento is draining 13.6 threes per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.7% (10th-ranked) from downtown. The Kings are attempting 50.9 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 58% of the shots they’ve taken (and 68.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 36.9 three-pointers per contest, which are 42% of their shots (and 31.3% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City puts up 117 points per game and give up 115.8, making them seventh in the league on offense and 19th on defense. The Thunder average 119.1 points per game at home, and 114.8 away. The Thunder are posting 121.4 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 117.

Oklahoma City makes 12.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 13th and 16th, respectively, in the league. The Thunder take 36.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 28% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 63.6% of their shots, with 72% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Kings, and we expect that Thunder will cover the spread (Kings -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 242.5 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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