Oklahoma City Thunder versus Sacramento Kings Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Lines Odds Preview 4-15-2013

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The 28-52 Sacramento Kings will be on a back to back when they face the 59-21 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday 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 NBA odds from this pro basketball game as the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -16 points with an over under line of 214 points. Early money has landed on the Thunder and over as when the lines were released Oklahoma City was a -15 points favorite with an over under line of 213 ½ points.

This is the third meeting of the year between the Kings and Thunder with Oklahoma City winning both games. Each team covered the point spread in their road game.

The Kings are 8-32 straight up on the road this season. They lose their second straight and sixth in seven games after a 121-100 road defeat on Sunday to the Houston Rockets as a +10 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 218 ½ points. Sacramento fell behind 62-44 at the half. They shoot 39% from the field and connected on 8 of 25 three pointers. The Kings allowed the Rockets 54.2% shooting with 13 of 27 coming from three point distance. Travis Outlaw came off the bench for Sacramento with 15 points as he made 5 of his 8 shots. No Kings player played more than 28 minutes. The Kings are an atrocious defense. They rank 30th in points allowed by giving up 105 a game and are 28th and third last in the league in defensive field goal percentage by surrendering 47.1% shooting to their opponents.

The Thunder is 33-6 on their home court. They win their third straight all on the road after a 106-90 victory at the Portland Trailblazers as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 206 points. OKC took control of the game in the third quarter as they outscored Portland 26-7 in victory. They shot 51.9% from the field and made 9 of 22 three pointers. The Thunder allowed 40.9% shooting to the Trailblazers. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 33 points as he made 10 of his 18 shots. They Thunder holds a ½ game lead over the Spurs for best record in the Western conference with two games remaining. The team is the top scoring offense in the NBA by pushing across 106 points a game. They defend well as opponents hit on just 42.5% from the floor against them ranking OKC second in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage.