Two of the most pleasant surprises in the NBA will square off on Tuesday night, when the Sacramento Kings visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sacramento has soared to a top-three spot in the Western Conference this season, while the Thunder are much more competitive than they were expected to be going into the year. In our NBA betting picks for Tuesday night, we look at Kings vs Thunder from Oklahoma City.
Kings vs Thunder Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Kings -2.5|
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This game will be played at Paycom Center at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Why Bet the Kings:
✅ Oklahoma City is set to be without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for this game against the Kings. Without their most dangerous scoring threat, the Thunder will be far worse offensively, which will play into the hands of the Kings.
✅ Sacramento is one of two Western Conference teams with a winning record on the road this season. They are 17-13 away from Golden 1 Center this season, and they will continue their winning ways on the road here by beating OKC.
✅ This is the worst possible game to be without Gilgeous-Alexander for the Thunder. They face a Kings team that leads the NBA in scoring at 120.7 points per game, and the Thunder will not be able to keep up with out SGA.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Team Stats Per Game
Team Stats Per 100 Poss
|135.33||Avg Opp Score||122.67|
|136.67||Avg Opp Score||107.67|
|130.8||Avg Opp Score||113.4|
|131.6||Avg Opp Score||114.4|
|126.7||Avg Opp Score||120|
|123.8||Avg Opp Score||113.4|
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The Sacramento Kings have won three games in a row going into Tuesday night. They sit in third place in the Western Conference standings, and have turned themselves into the most surprising title contender in the NBA this season. Here, they will look for a fourth straight win, as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road.
For the Kings, the key to this game will be avoiding a defensive letdown against OKC. With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out for the Thunder, the Kings cannot afford to take this contest for granted. They will need to bring the defensive intensity that eluded them last week during their high-scoring win over the Clippers to avoid any drama against their foes on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three games in a row, and are starting to fall out of the Western Conference playoff race. At four games below .500 on the season, the Thunder are in 13th place in the West all of a sudden. They will look to recover a game on their competition for the play-in tournament with a win over the Kings on Tuesday night.
With SGA out of the lineup for the Thunder, the pairing of Isaiah Joe and Lu Dort will be essential to the offensive success of the team. Against the top-scoring team in the NBA, the Thunder will need to score big if they are going to come away with this one to help their playoff hopes.