Late Monday Night NBA Pick

The Spurs travel to Sacramento to play an Kings team that looks improved. The Kings have surprised some people this early in the season and had a 5 game winning streak before losing 3 out of their last 4 games. I think their surprising start has them a little bit overvalued here and it is a perfect time to bet the Spurs.

 

The Kings have surprised people but the Spurs are still the Spurs. They are better than the Kings in every offensive and defensive statistical category. Despite the Kings improvements, most of their wins have come against eastern conference teams and teams with losing records. The Kings last game was a 15 point home loss to the Lakers. I don’t think the Kings’ fast pace will be helpful for them in this game. I see them turning the ball over and the Spurs cruising to an easy win. The Kings are better than they were in years’ past but they are still young and learning how to win. The Spurs are a team of seasoned veterans that are ready to play night in and night out. The addition of DeMar Derozan has been great for their offense and the machine that is the, Gregg Popovich-era Spurs continues.

 

I see the Spurs cruising to an easy double digit victory in this game. They have a better rebounding percentage, assist ratio and turnover ratio all while playing at a much slower pace. I think LaMarcus Aldridge has a double double and the whole team shoots well offensively. The Kings will struggle here. It is part of a young NBA team growing up.

 

The Pick:

San Antonio Spurs -3

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