Sacramento Kings v Indiana Pacers: Pacers (-5.5) points – 10/11
The Pacers have started the campaign on an even 3-3 record, while The Kings have won only one their six matches to date. Indiana are currently operating with 101.3 possessions per game and with an average of 111.2 points scored they are the fifth most prolific attack in the NBA.
Sacramento on the other hand, are one of the poorest attacking outfits in the league with only 96 points scored per game. While the dreadful defensive performances of the Pacers (112.0 points conceded per match) can help them tonight, the Kings surrender 105 points per match and the efficient attack of the Pacers will take more advantage of this.
Indiana are back at home after an important and impressive win against the San Antonio Spurs last time out.
They are a much stronger team than the Kings and with Victor Oladipo coming off a great week in which he was voted player of the week in the Eastern Conference averaging 28.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists over three games last week – we like the Pacers to cover the (-5.5) point handicap against the Kings at 10/11.
Phoenix Suns v Brooklyn Nets: Nets (-4.5) points – 10/11
These two teams are having a struggling start, The Suns are 2-4 and the Nets have a nearly equally lacklustre record of 3-4.
They also possess the worse defences in the league at the moment, with Brooklyn bottom of the table in those statistics. Their opposition is scoring an average of 118.3 points against them.
They are followed by Phoenix who concede 117.2 points per game, who are also the franchise that concede the most from downtown – with opponents averaging a whopping 43% of their three pointers per game.
Both teams try to play up-tempo ball with 104.7 possession per game each. The Nets, despite the negative record and the crappy defence, are a high scoring team with 114.7 points per match scored. However, the Suns also struggle in attack with just 102.5 points scored per match.
Phoenix should also miss Eric Bledsoe, for disciplinary action imposed by the team. They don’t travel well either this season as they haven’t yet won single match away since the start of this season. Brooklyn are performing well at home with a record of 3-1, including a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and tonight should cover the (-4.5) point spread against The Suns 10/11.
* All odds correct at time of posting.