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Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder odds, picks and predictions

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The Sacramento Kings (30-21) and Oklahoma City Thunder (35-17) meet at Paycom Center Sunday. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Kings vs. Thunder odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

Season series: Kings lead 2-0

The Kings snapped a 2-game straight-up (SU) and against-the-spread (ATS) skid with a cover as 3-point home favorites in a 135-106 win vs. the Denver Nuggets Friday as the Under (230) hit.

The Thunder, who have the 2nd-best ATS record in the league at 31-20-1, have lost back-to-back games SU and have failed to cover in 3 straight. Their most recent outing was a 146-111 loss at the Dallas Mavericks Saturday as the Over (239) cashed; Oklahoma City was a 1.5-point favorite.

The Kings have covered in both meetings against the Thunder this season, and the Over/Under (O/U) has gone 1-1. Sacramento was a 1.5-point home underdog in the Nov. 10 meeting and a 2.5-point home favorite Dec. 14.

Kings at Thunder odds

Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:28 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Kings +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Thunder -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Kings +3.5 (-115) | Thunder -3.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 239.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

Kings at Thunder key injuries

Kings

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  • Gordon Hayward (calf) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

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Kings at Thunder picks and predictions

Prediction

Thunder 120, Kings 110

Moneyline

The consensus in the market is that the THUNDER (-150) should still be favored despite losing the 1st 2 meetings and playing on a back-to-back. The Kings are coming off a 29-point win over the defending NBA champions, and this line still moved toward Oklahoma City Saturday night.

BET THUNDER (-150) if you are comfortable risking $150 to win $100. If not, look to the spread and/or total instead.

Against the spread

For those who are uncomfortable betting the ML, this spread is still at a reasonable number. While I don’t believe in trap games, this is a spot where some bettors will get burned thinking the Kings catching 3.5 is free money. Oklahoma City is 14-7 ATS as a home favorite this season and 5-3 ATS when playing on no rest.

I prefer the ML, but I’m not against laying the points with THUNDER -3.5 (-105).

Over/Under

The Over is 30-22 in Thunder games this season and 26-23-2 for the Kings. However, Oklahoma City should put forth a much better effort on the defensive end after allowing 146 points Saturday. The Thunder know that the Kings are among the best offenses in the NBA — 8th-highest scoring team at 118.7 points per game — and Oklahoma City will be extra motivated to not give up 120-plus points for a 4th straight outing.

BET UNDER 239.5 (-105).

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