A matchup featuring an NBA squad on a roll, the Sacramento Kings (42-27 overall and 8-2 over their last 10 games), and the Washington Wizards (32-38) will occur at Capital One Arena on March 18, 2023. The Kings are 4.5-point favorites as they attempt to continue their hot streak. The over/under for the matchup is 235.5 points.
How to bet Kings vs. Wizards
Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -193 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +163 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 235.5 points.
Kings vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: Capital One Arena
Kings vs. Wizards Betting Trends
The Kings are 39-29-1 against the spread this season. Sacramento has come away with 30 wins in the 43 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Kings games this year have eclipsed the over/under 48.6% of the time (34 out of 70 games with a set point total).
In the Wizards’ 70 games this year, they have 32 wins against the spread. Washington has put together a 16-28 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.4% of those games). Wizards games this year have gone over the total in 33 of 70 opportunities (47.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Kings vs. Wizards Injury Report
Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Illness)
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento has had to lean on its offense, which ranks best in the NBA (120.9 points per game), as it ranks third-worst in the league on defense with just 118.2 points allowed per contest. The Kings put up 124.2 points per game when playing at home, compared to 117.5 points per game away from home, a difference of 6.7 points per contest. The Kings have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 122.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.5 points more than the 120.9 they’ve scored this season.
Sacramento is draining 13.6 three-pointers per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 37.1% three-point percentage (ninth-ranked). The Kings are attempting 50.9 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 58.2% of the shots they’ve taken (and 68.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 36.6 threes per contest, which are 41.8% of their shots (and 31.2% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
On offense Washington is the 23rd-ranked team in the league (112.7 points per game). Defensively it is 14th (113.2 points conceded per game). The Wizards score 113.2 points per game at home, and 112.3 on the road. The Wizards are scoring 110.8 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 1.9 fewer points than their average for the season (112.7).
In 2022-23, Washington is 21st in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.2 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 63.8% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.4% of the Wizards’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.6% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Wizards, and we expect that Wizards will cover the spread (Kings -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 235.5 points.
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