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Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns will host the Sacramento Kings in this Western Conference showdown at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Monday night. This fantasy NBA basketball game preview is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

 

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The Suns bested the New Orleans Pelicans by 21 pts on Saturday,  121-100 on Saturday night. Phoenix was paced by 2 surprise players off the bench, Ronnie Price and Mirza Teletovic, adding up 24 and 22 points respectively. Devin Booker added 16 pts, 5 assists, 4 boards and a block. Tyson Chandler added 13 pts, 5 boards, 3 blocks and an assist. His front court teammate Alex Len added 10 pts and 11 boards in a brilliant double double performance. He also included 2 steals in that performance helping the 4th place in the Pacific Division, Suns cap off their 2nd win a row, right after snapping a 7 games losing that ended last week.

 

Sacramento Kings pulled off an upset huge win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on their final home game Saturday night. The Kings, powered by Darren Collison’s 27 pts, 8 assists, 5 boards and a steal. The veteran guard started the game replacing Rajon Rondo. Rondo’s resting and is officially shut down for the rest of the season. Rudy Gay was next up with 24 pts, 8 boards, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks in a monstrous performance. His 2 free throws in the closing seconds of the game helped sealed the win. DeMarcus Cousins was quiet. also sank two key free throws in the closing seconds to seal the victory. DeMarcus Cousins had a quiet night by his standards, supplying 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. Seth Curry paced the bench with 20 points, three assists and two rebounds.

The Kings will remain in 3rd place in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division despite the victory and have lost 3 of their last 5 as well as 3 of their last 4. They’ve also won 2 of 3 meetings against the Suns this season.

 

 

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings

Andrew Wiggins’ Timberwolves, back from their biggest victory of the year will travel West to face the host Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena this Thursday.  This NBA Fantasy Basketball prediction is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

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Sacramento is really on a up and down hill all year having not been capable to get 2 straight wins in a month span now. It’s to understand where the team is headed. Their leader DeMarcus Cousins has been relegated to playing only in home games in one of the strangest developments this season. That strange development is really what makes the organization so dysfunctional and unpredictable. Their real issue is their defense as they’re dead last in points allowed per game nearly this whole campaign. For them, this is a winnable game but the T-Wolves have shown what their enormous potential can do to big teams 2 days ago when they upset the Warriors in Oakland.

 

Minnesota have lost 3 of their last 3 games but come into this game off their biggest win of the season. Not only they defeated the reigning NBA champions, Golden State Warriors on the road and were a 15-point easy underdog, but have really shown what their potential talent is all about.  With youngsters on their squad like Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shabazz Muhammad and Zach LaVine, the sky is limit for their future. A great sign as well is that all of their young guns made big contributions in the win against the Warriors. They simply showed the NBA just how fearful this team will be in the years to come, as well as a danger for the Sacramento Kings.

 

 

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Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks

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Carmelo Anthony’s New York Knicks will be hosting the Sacramento Kings at the Madison Square Garden Sunday night, in a battle of two struggling teams having terrible second half of seasons. This Fantasy NBA Basketball preview is brought you by FanPicks. Come play some daily Fantasy Basketball at FanPicks to get free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

 

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New York is having a nightmare 2nd half of season and are bound to finish their 3rd straight losing season. Their star Carmelo Anthony is performing but without any help of his teammates. Earlier in the season, rookie Kristaps Porzingis seemed to be a rising star with unexpected high level performances. Unfortunately for the Knicks, it seems like he’s hit a wall. Porzingis averages over the last eleven games 12.9 pts with almost 5 boards and 1 block a game. For a rookie, those are pretty good numbers but clearly not enough for him and Anthony to carry the team through the season, furthermore the playoffs. New York absolutely needs to solidify their roster in the offseason to avoid another season like this one. The Knicks are ranking 25th in points scored and assists in the NBA. They’re coming back from a tough loss last night against the Washington Wizards, their 20th loss in the past 26 games. They unfortunately blew an 18 pt lead unable to be consistent throughout the game. The Knicks are 7-8 on 2nd half of back to back games.

 

Sacramento have won only twice in their last 13 games. The situation is critical in Sacramento as this dysfunctional season turned into a tough one to digest because of its 2nd half. The cold truth about the Kings’ team is that their defense is simply unable to keep up with their offense. The contrast is simply huge when you think they’re ranked 30th in the league in pts allowed. Then, you have on the other side, its offense led by DeMarcus Cousins whose numbers this year have been MVP class. On top of that, Rajon Rondo leads the NBA in assists. They’re slight favourites in this game and will hope to close out their season in decent fashion.

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NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

 

The NBA has on tap eight outstanding games scheduled on Saturday January 16th to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

 

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The action begins at 7:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Washington Wizards will host the Boston Celtics. These teams have met twice already this season with the Celtics winning each time on their home court by the score of 111-78 and 118-98 covering the spread handily both times. But Boston has hit the skids in recent games by losing four straight until their beat Indiana at home on Wednesday. The Celtics are on a back to back in this spot after hosting Phoenix on Friday night. Washington has won three straight after a five point home victory to Milwaukee on Wednesday. They too are on a back to back after traveling to Indiana on Friday.

 

On NBA League Pass Channel at 7:30PM Eastern Time the Detroit Pistons will be home to the Golden St Warriors. They met back on November 9th at Golden St with the Warriors posting the 109-95 victory at home and covering as a -12 ½ point favorite. Warriors have won nine straight against the Pistons. They rebounded after a road loss to Denver with the 116-98 home victory to the LA Lakers on Thursday night. Detroit is 13-6 on their home court but enters with a two game losing streak following a two point loss at Memphis on Thursday.

 

The Memphis Grizzlies will host the New York Knicks at 8PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel. The Knicks fall a game below .500 at 20-21 after a 110-104 road defeat to lowly Brooklyn on Wednesday. That broke a two game win streak for the team as the Nets were hot from the field. Memphis has struggled shooting the basketball this season that has resulted in a 22-19 mark. They are 3-1 on this home stand after beating Detroit 1-3-101 on Thursday.

 

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the LA Clippers will host the Sacramento Kings. These are two teams that don’t like each other. The Clippers have won both meetings thus far with Sacramento posting a 111-104 win at Sacramento and three days later beat the Kings at home 114-109.

 

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Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz

By Aldo Panessidi

The Sacramento Kings (15-23) will be hosted by the Utah Jazz (17-21) on Thursday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

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The Kings have been playing some of the best basketball of the season as of late, but are coming into this game with a disastrous road record. They are now 5-12 on the road and are playing in one of the toughest venues in Utah on Thursday. Sacramento is coming off a bad loss on Wednesday as well, as they lost to a New Orleans Pelicans team that has struggled mightily all year. In fact, the Kings were seven-point favorites in that game and once again lets fans down with another poor performance. DeMarcus Cousins continued his recent ridiculous play in that game, as he tallied 32 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. He is now the leading scorer in the new year and is making a bid for the All-Star team.

Utah comes into this game winning two of their last three and that directly correlates with the return of Rudy Gobert. The Frenchmen is one of the best defenders in the NBA and that’s clearly evident through the teams stats. The Jazz rank as a top-three defense with him in the lineup and barely top-10 with him out of it. Since his return, they are allowing about 90 points a game and once again stifling teams. The problem is the offense though, as they still rank 27th in scoring. Another major issue is the ball distribution, as the team ranks dead-last in assists with no legitimate point guard on the roster. This should be a good opportunity for this offense to get on track though, as the Kings sport one of the worst defenses in the league. Utah comes into this game as a five-point favored.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings

 

The Golden State Warriors (34-2) will play the Sacramento Kings (15-21) at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA on Saturday.. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

Starting Lineup Golden State just keeps chugging along and winning games. Most recently, they scored 128 points en route to another dominating win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Klay Thompson and Steph Curry combined for 62 points while Draymond Green recorded yet another triple-double. That’s been the recipe all season and it’s nearly impossible to beat this team at full force. What’s scary about this particular matchup is the Kings defense against the Warriors offense. Not only does Sacramento play some of the worst defense in the NBA, they also play at an incredibly high pace. That opens the door for a huge game from the Warriors and it would be no surprise to see them drop 120-plus points once again.

Things are finally looking up for Sacramento right now and they find themselves in the playoff run out of nowhere. They only sit half a game out of the eight-seed in the west and much of that can be attributed to their home court success. The Kings are 10-9 at Sleep Train Arena, opposed to a 5-16 record on the road. Sacramento also comes into this game winning three of their last four, with the one loss coming in heartbreaking fashion. They held a seven-point lead with under two minutes left in that loss to the Dallas Mavericks and ended up losing in double-overtime. The reason for the recenr success has been DeMarcus Cousins. Boogie Cousins is currently averaging 30 points, 13.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per game over his last five games. Those are MVP type numbers and fans have to be encouraged that the team is finally winning with Cousins playing at an elite level. Look for this game to be more competitive than the average fan would anticipate, as the Warriors come in as just six-point favorites.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings

 

The Los Angeles Lakers (8-28) will be hosted by the Sacramento Kings (14-21) at the Sleep Train Arena on Thursday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site

Fantasy basketball The Lakers come into this game in their best stretch of the season, despite getting blown out in their most recent game. They had won three-straight before losing by 21 points to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. They had to play that game without Kobe Bryant and D’Angelo Russell, so the loss was almost expected as 15-point underdogs. Both ends of the floor have been an issue this season though and while most people would say their defense has been the problem, it’s more of an offensive issue. They now rank 28th in scoring and are one of the least efficient offenses in the NBA. Their defense isn’t much better though, as they rank 27th in points allowed. The owner was quoted saying that this season is about Kobe and that seems evident considering they are one of the worst teams in the NBA.

The Kings are finally playing some good basketball right now and they should have had a win in their most recent game. They held a seven-point lead with just over a minute left against the Dallas Mavericks and choked it away in double-overtime. DeMarcus Cousins has been on a absolute tear this week though, as he has 68 points and 36 rebounds in just two games played. Rajon Rondo missed the last game with a back issue, but is expected to return here in a fantastic matchup. The offense has been on point lately for Sacramento and they should have no problem going off again here against a terrible Lakers defense. In fact, look for the Kings to come into this matchup as a projected double-digit favorite for one of the first times this season.

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Kings versus Mavericks

 

The Sacramento Kings (14-20) will take on the Dallas Mavericks (19-15) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday evening. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com
Fantasy basketballThe Kings have been a frustrating team this year, but have been playing better ball as of late. They have now won seven of their last 12 games and are coming off their best two-game stretch of the season. On Saturday, they scored a season-high 142 points against the Phoenix Suns and on Monday they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. Rajon Rondo had a combined 34 assists in those two games and continues to dazzle as one of the elite point guards in the NBA. This marks their third game in four days, so it should be interesting to see how they perform against a veteran team like the Mavericks.

Dallas is one of the most disciplined teams in the NBA and much of that has to be credited to their veteran leadership. They rank fourth in the NBA in turnovers and rarely allow the other team to get points off those few turnovers. Dallas does come into this game in the midst of a modest two-game losing streak, albeit against two talented teams. The surprise for this team has been the play of Zaza Pachulia, who ranks in the top-six in double-doubles this season. Look for the Mavericks to put together an efficient offensive performance here against one of the worst defenses in the NBA. In fact, they come into this game as a projected seven-point favorite.

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The Sacramento Kings (13-20) will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-10) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Monday. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com

The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.5 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.5 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last 10 road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 7.4 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.6 points and 9.3 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Kings are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Kings are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City.

The Thunder are starting to roll right now and have been playing lights out ball on their home court. The Kings continue to struggle on the road and don’t play enough defense to hang with OKC at home.

Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):

Sacramento Kings

PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Omri Casspi
C: DeMarcus Cousins

Oklahoma City Thunder

PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Andre Roberson
SF: Anthony Morrow
PF: Serge Ibaka
C: Steven Adams

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