The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 49.1 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 23.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.6 points and 3.5 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.5 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The over is 9-4 in Celtics last 13 overall. The Kings are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings in Boston.
The Sacramento Kings have turned things around the last week or so, and they’re only losing their last five games by an average of 0.6 points. The Boston Celtics continue to run hot and cold, and right now they’ve lost three of their last four games with a defense that’s starting to fall apart. The Celtics also win by an average of four points in the favorite role. I’ll take a shot with the Kings and the free points.