Sacramento Kings vs SA Spurs by Rahul

The Spurs are now back to full health with almost all of their players from the finals last year now available with the exception of Paddy Mills who was already set for a few months out and Splitter and Belenelli who are both day to day. The big 4 of the Spurs in Duncan, Ginobili, Parker and Leonard are now all healthy and after a solid run of 3 straight victories, take on the Sacramento Kings who are on the back of 3 game losing streak.


The Spurs are considered short here only for the reason that they played last night. But if you saw the box score from last night, you will notice limited minutes for the big 4; Duncan (25), Parker (30), Ginobili (25) & Leonard (18). They had a lot of effective contributions from players like Diaw, Joseph, Baynes, Bonner and Green. The depth of the Spurs especially their bench outfit, is one of the strongest in the NBA averaging around 35 points per game. Its a bit down from last seasons average of 43, because a lot of the bench players landed up starting in the first few games until all their players are back fit and firing.


The Sacramento Kings rely a whole lot on Cousins, Gay and Collison, and when they have a bad game, it clearly reflects in the poor performance of the team. The Kings in their last game completely dominated the Grizzlies, only to lose to a buzzer beater shot and a 4th quarter comeback. Prior to that they have had some losses to Dallas and Oklahoma, both of which you expected them to run close, but lost by an average of 10 points. Bench production will be extremely key but other than Landry, the Sacramento bench has come up empty at critical times.


The Spurs have gone back to their winning ways, and a victory here will solidfy their stance back among the West elite as they would have beaten all 4 of California's teams on this 4 game road trip. I definitely think they will win this.


Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Spurs Marathonbet 1.83 7 94-91 LOST (-7 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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