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Sacramento Kings versus Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pro Basketball Pick Prediction Preview 12-14-2012

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The 7-14 Sacramento Kings will travel to play the 18-4 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The betting odds in this NBA game has the home club Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -13 ½ points with an over under line of 205 points. When the odds came out a few hours ago the Thunder were made -13 point favorites with a total of 204 ½ points. We have seen a ½ point move on the Thunder and a ½ point move on under the total.

During the lockout season last year the teams met four times with Oklahoma City winning three of the four games. Each team covered the point spread twice once on their home court and once on the road. Trend: Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-2 ATS in their past nine games.

The Kings are just 1-8 straight up on the road this season. This is the fourth game of this trip for Sacramento. After opening up the trip with their first road win at Portland the club has lost two in a row by double digit margins in each game. They come off the 9-85 road loss on Wednesday to Milwaukee Bucks as a +8 point underdog. Sacramento this season is having tons of trouble on the offense end of the court. The scored over 100 points just once in their past eight games. At 94 points per game average the team is 22nd in the NBA. DeMarcus Cousins leads the team with 17 points per game this season.

The Thunder is 12-2 at home on the year. They have been pounding teams at home until on Wednesday night. A bad New Orleans came to town and the Thunder struggle for a 92-88 home win as a -14 point favorite. OKC played down to the competition as they score just 36 first half points and make 43.7% from the field. That was way below the 49.8% shooting percentage and a 107 point per game average the Thunder shoots on their home court this season. Another bad team enters Oklahoma City and one would expect the team to bring better focus here after a near loss to New Orleans on Tuesday. Kevin Durant leads the team with 27 points a game.