At 7:30 ET, the Pacers (-148) will host the Kings (+122) in a non-conference matchup. Indiana is currently 6th in the East and has lost two straight games. Sacramento is 5th in the West and favored by 3 points.

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and can be seen on NBCS.

SACRAMENTO KINGS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers +3

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:30 ET on Friday, February 2nd.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-116 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De'Aaron Fox finishing with De'Aaron Fox points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.0% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will Sacramento Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Sacramento is favored for the 5th straight game and has a record of 23-12 as the favorite this season. As the favorite, they are 17-18 against the spread and have an average scoring differential of +0.9 points per game.

The Kings' O/U record for the season is 21-24-1, and their last three games have gone under the betting line. On average, their games have finished with 235.5 points, which is 12.5 points lower than today's line of 248.

In their last game, the Kings lost to the Heat by a score of 115-106. The O/U line for that game was 228. Sacramento was a 2.5-point underdog in that game.

On the season, the Kings are 27-19 and are currently 5th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-13 compared to 9-6 in non-conference games.

Sacramento's ATS record for the season is 24-22, including a 14-10 record on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in their last two road games.

The Kings have been one of the NBA's most potent offenses this season, averaging 118.1 points per game (9th). However, they have scored slightly less on the road (115.2 PPG).

Sacramento's offense has been heavily reliant on the three-point shot, as they are 4th in the league in three-point makes (14.9) and 3rd in attempts (40.4). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (12th).

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Kings have been efficient, making 56% of their attempts (4th). In terms of free throws, they are 27th in makes (16) and 20th in attempts (22).

Currently, the Kings' defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.4 points per game. The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Heat offense to just 44.1% shooting. Overall, they gave up 115 points to Miami.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

Indiana's current losing streak has dropped them to 6th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-22. In the Central Division, they are 3rd. For the season, the Pacers are 27-20 against the spread.

The Pacers' O/U record for the season is 29-20, and their games have averaged a combined 247 points. Today's O/U line is set at 248.

In their most recent game, the Pacers lost to the Knicks by a score of 109-105. The O/U line for that game was 234, and Indiana was a 2-point underdog going into the game.

At home this season, the Pacers have an average scoring differential of +6.5 points per game. Their ATS record at home is 14-10, while their overall ATS record is 27-20.

As the underdog, Indiana has lost three straight games against the spread. Today, they are getting three points as the underdog and have an ATS record of 17-10 as the underdog.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the NBA at 124.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 126.8 points per game. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.4% of their games.

Indiana leads the league in field goal percentage at 50% and is 3rd in true shooting percentage. They are also the top team in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 3rd in the NBA at 101.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 6th in three-point percentage (38%). They are 7th in three-point makes per game but are just 12th in three-point attempts. In terms of free throws, the Pacers are 24th in attempts and 21st in makes.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.6 points per game (28th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.8% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 37.4% from downtown.