The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 22.3 points and 3.2 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 15.9 points and three assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games as a favorite and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 43-21 in Kings last 64 overall. The over is 21-5 in Nets last 26 overall. The Kings are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Brooklyn and 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets will leave covers on the table due to their sloppy defensive effort, but the Kings are a tough team to back right now. Losers of seven straight, the Kings are losing their last five games by an average of 10.8 points while allowing 54 percent shooting from the field. The Nets offense should be licking its chops for this game. I’ll lay the chalk with the Nets.