Sunday, February 5 2023

Who’s Playing

San Antonio @ Sacramento

Current Records: San Antonio 6-9; Sacramento 7-6

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings will square off against the San Antonio Spurs at 10 p.m. ET Thursday at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento knows how to get points on the board — the squad has finished with flashy point totals in its past four matchups — so hopefully San Antonio likes a good challenge.

The Kings simply couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday, as they easily beat the Brooklyn Nets at home 153-121. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 73-54. Small forward Terence Davis was the offensive standout of the contest for Sacramento, shooting 7-for-10 from downtown and finishing with 31 points and nine boards.

Meanwhile, San Antonio came up short against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, falling 117-110. San Antonio’s defeat came about despite a quality game from center Jakob Poeltl, who posted a double-double on 31 points and 14 rebounds along with five assists. That makes it three consecutive games in which Poeltl has had at least ten rebounds. Poeltl’s points were the most he has had all season.

Sacramento is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.

The Kings are now 7-6 while the Spurs sit at 6-9. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Sacramento comes into the matchup boasting the second highest field goal percentage in the league at 49.30%. Less enviably, San Antonio has allowed their opponents to shoot 49.80% from the floor on average, which is the highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked against San Antonio.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center — Sacramento, California
  • TV: Bally Sports – Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00

Odds

The Kings are a solid 7-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Kings as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

San Antonio have won 12 out of their last 24 games against Sacramento.

  • Mar 03, 2022 – Sacramento 115 vs. San Antonio 112
  • Dec 19, 2021 – Sacramento 121 vs. San Antonio 114
  • Nov 10, 2021 – San Antonio 136 vs. Sacramento 117
  • May 07, 2021 – San Antonio 0 vs. Sacramento 0
  • Mar 31, 2021 – San Antonio 120 vs. Sacramento 106
  • Mar 29, 2021 – Sacramento 132 vs. San Antonio 115
  • Jul 31, 2020 – San Antonio 129 vs. Sacramento 120
  • Apr 07, 2020 – Sacramento 0 vs. San Antonio 0
  • Feb 08, 2020 – Sacramento 122 vs. San Antonio 102
  • Dec 06, 2019 – San Antonio 105 vs. Sacramento 104
  • Mar 31, 2019 – Sacramento 113 vs. San Antonio 106
  • Feb 04, 2019 – Sacramento 127 vs. San Antonio 112
  • Nov 12, 2018 – Sacramento 104 vs. San Antonio 99
  • Apr 09, 2018 – San Antonio 98 vs. Sacramento 85
  • Jan 28, 2018 – San Antonio 113 vs. Sacramento 98
  • Jan 08, 2018 – San Antonio 0 vs. Sacramento 0
  • Dec 23, 2017 – San Antonio 108 vs. Sacramento 99
  • Mar 19, 2017 – San Antonio 118 vs. Sacramento 102
  • Mar 08, 2017 – San Antonio 114 vs. Sacramento 104
  • Nov 16, 2016 – San Antonio 110 vs. Sacramento 105
  • Oct 27, 2016 – San Antonio 102 vs. Sacramento 94
  • Mar 05, 2016 – Sacramento 0 vs. San Antonio 0
  • Feb 24, 2016 – San Antonio 0 vs. Sacramento 0
  • Nov 09, 2015 – San Antonio 106 vs. Sacramento 88

Source: CBSSports.com

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