Kings vs Wizards Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 23, 2022

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The Sacramento Kings (17-13) are eight-point favorites against the Washington Wizards (12-21) on December 23, 2022 at Golden 1 Center. The Wizards are struggling right now, going 1-9 during their past 10 games. A 239-point over/under has been set for this matchup.

How to bet Kings vs. Wizards

Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Kings have -358 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +282 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239 points.

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Kings vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Kings vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Kings are 19-11-0 against the spread this season. Sacramento has come away with 11 wins in the 14 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Kings games this year have hit the over 42.4% of the time (14 out of 33 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Wizards are 12-20-1 this year. Washington has won 23.8% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (5-16). Wizards games this season have hit the over on 16 of 33 set point totals (48.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Kings

Kings Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 27 23.1 4.9 5.6 1 0.4 1.8
Domantas Sabonis 30 17.9 12.3 6.6 0.8 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 29 15.4 3.2 3.1 1.1 0.3 2.9
Malik Monk 30 14.2 2.2 4 0.6 0.1 1.9
Harrison Barnes 30 14 5.4 1.9 0.8 0.1 1.2

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 21 23.7 3.8 5.3 1 0.6 1.5
Kristaps Porzingis 29 22.4 8.9 2.7 1 1.5 1.8
Kyle Kuzma 32 21.5 7.6 3.5 0.5 0.4 2.6
Rui Hachimura 17 11.3 4.9 1 0.4 0.5 0.7
Monte Morris 28 9.6 3.3 5.1 0.8 0.2 1.3
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Kings: None

Wizards: Deni Avdija: Out (Back), Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Illness), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento has a top-five offense this season, ranking best in the league with 118.4 points per game. On defense, it ranks 23rd with 115.9 points allowed per contest. The Kings are posting 123.7 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 113.7 points per contest. On offense, the Kings have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 115.3 points per contest over that span compared to the 118.4 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Sacramento is draining 13.5 threes per game (sixth-ranked in league). It sports a 35.7% shooting percentage (15th-ranked) from downtown. The Kings have taken 56.8% two-pointers and 43.2% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s baskets, 68.4% are two-pointers and 31.6% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington is 23rd in the NBA in points scored (110.8 per game) and 16th in points conceded (113.8). In 2022-23 the Wizards are averaging 1.4 more points per game at home (111.5) than on the road (110.1). Over their last 10 games, the Wizards are posting 111.1 points per game, 0.3 more than their season average (110.8).

Washington is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made (11 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 63.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.4% of the Wizards’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 26.6% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Kings, and we project that Wizards will cover the spread (Kings -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239 points.

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You can bet on Kings vs. Wizards at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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