Spurs/Kings Betting Preview & Prediction


The San Antonio Spurs travel to California on this Friday, November 9 to meet up with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, with tip off scheduled for 10:35PM EST. The betting line on the game has the visiting Spurs listed as a -5 1/2 point favorite, while the total has been set at 198 points. The Spurs jumped out to a 4-0 start, but suffered their first loss of the season on the road versus the Clippers just a couple of nights ago. The good news in the loss was that an aging Spurs team got plenty of rest, so for tonight, another road contest, they should be roaring with energy and should show no signs of being tired. Meanwhile, the Kings have started out at 2-3 after the first five games of the 2012/13 NBA campaign, but their roster features a bevy of young talent that is ready to compete at a high level in this league. They lost three first three games to start the season, only to bounce back nicely at home with wins over Golden State and Detroit. Betting Trends The Spurs are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games played on a Friday, but are just 1-4 after suffering a straight up loss. The Kings are 2-7 against the spread in their last seven games following a game that they covered. They are winless against the number in their last six tries against teams in the Southwest Division. The favorite has won 5 of the last 7 matchups against the spread when these two teams face one another. Prediction The Spurs are a much better team than the Kings, who will experience a lot of growing pains this season before they get better. For this reason, the Spurs should win and cover this contest. Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.