The San Antonio Spurs and the playoffs have been synonymous with each other for over the past two decades, but the team is now in danger of missing the boat to the postseason. Will the Spurs help their cause with a win over Sacramento? Or will the Kings push the Spurs’ further away into the sea of elimination?
Betting Preview for the Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Regular Season Game on July 31, 2020
Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando
When: Friday, July 31, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
Line: Sacramento Kings (-2.5) vs. San Antonio Spurs (+2.5) – view all 2020 NBA lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Sacramento Kings (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 28-36
The young Sacramento squad had it going just before the NBA hit the pause button on the season last March. Following the All-Star break, the Kings went on a 7-3 win-loss stretch, which was tied for the fourth-best record over that stretch in the NBA. The Kings can be a fun bunch to watch because of their youth, though, the team still struggle on offense at times. The Kings are averaging 109.0 points per game, good for just 23rd in the NBA. Still, point guard De’Aaron Fox and shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic lead an exciting backcourt for the Kings. Fox can create his own plays and attack the basket with his quickness and athleticism while Bogdanovic creates so much space on the floor with his shooting. Then there’s Buddy Hield, who scored 31 points in the Kings’ 122-102 win over San Antonio at home back in February.
The Kings are 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Betting on the San Antonio Spurs (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 27-36
San Antonio fans are not used to not seeing the Spurs have a secured slot in the playoffs this deep in the season, but at least their team still has a shot. But if the Spurs are to make a last push in Orlando, they will have to do it minus big man LaMarcus Aldridge, who’s not with a team, as he’s nursing a shoulder injury. That means more chance for Jakob Poeltl to prove himself to the Spurs’ coaching staff that he can be trusted with a bigger responsibility. Poeltl came off the bench and scored 13 points when the Spurs beat the Kings at home in December, 105-104. But the real leadership on the floor for the Spurs will come from the veterans like DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay. DeRozan is pacing the Spurs with 22.2 points per game, while Gay is chipping in 21.5 points and 5.4 rebounds.
The total has hit the over in two of the Spurs’ last three games.
The Kings win, 110-108.
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