Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs 7/31/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs 7/31/2020 – Two teams aspiring to make the NBA Western Conference playoff picture are set to do battle this Friday, July 31, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time as the Sacramento Kings face off with the San Antonio Spurs at the Visa Athletic Center in Reunion, Florida. No fans are allowed to watch inside “The Bubble” and viewing options are through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. It is seen by NBA Run Line that the Sacramento Kings are the better bet to win this match against the San Antonio Spurs. This first game in the bubble is seen as the tempo setter for both teams in performing for the rest of the games.
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs 7/31/2020
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs 7/31/2020 Betting Odds
Sacramento Kings Betting
The Sacramento Kings were on the momentum before the nationwide sports lockdown and won six of their last seven games. They now hold a 28-36 record and they are at the 11th place in the NBA Western Conference standings. De’Aaron Fox has been always the anchor and team cornerstone for the season but during the scrimmages, it was Bogdan Bogdanovic showing that he has a lot to showcase from his potential. Buddy Hield has been coming off the bench along with Harrison Barnes and they are the most reliable scoring options next to Fox. The Kings may not have good chances to make the playoffs but they seem to have a good core to build on for the future.
Players to watch: D. Fox PG GP 45 GS 43 MIN 31.7 PTS 20.4 OR 0.7 DR 3.4 REB 4 AST 6.8 STL 1.4 BLK 0.5 TO 3.1 PF 2.9 AST/TO 2.2 PER 20.4
B. Hield SG GP 64 GS 44 MIN 32 PTS 19.8 OR 0.9 DR 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 3.1 STL 0.9 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 1.3 PER 16.37
H. Barnes SF GP 64 GS 64 MIN 34.9 PTS 14.7 OR 1 DR 3.8 REB 4.8 AST 2.4 STL 0.6 BLK 0.2 TO 1.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 1.9 PER 13.33.
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs are in unfamiliar territory and would most likely miss the NBA playoffs in more than two decades. They now hold a 27-36 record and they are just a half-a-game behind the Sacramento Kings. DeMar DeRozan has been the lone All-Star carrying the team and much is given to him in the next eight games especially that LaMarcus Aldridge is still questionable to play each night. DeRozan may be looking for help and Lonnie Walker and Derrick White are reliable double-digit scorers but it won’t be enough since Dejounte Murray has been nursing an injury while inside “The Bubble”.
Players to Watch: D. DeRozan SF GP 61 GS 61 MIN 34.3 PTS 22.2 OR 0.6 DR 5 REB 5.6 AST 5.6 STL 1 BLK 0.2 TO 2.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 2.3 PER 21.4
L. Aldridge PF GP 53 GS 53 MIN 33.1 PTS 18.9 OR 1.9 DR 5.5 REB 7.4 AST 2.4 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 1.7 PER 19.89
P. Mills PG GP 63 GS 1 MIN 22.7 PTS 11.7 OR 0.3 DR 1.3 REB 1.6 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 0.1 TO 0.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 2.2 PER 14.76.
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs 7/31/2020 Betting Numbers
Sacramento are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
H. Barnes SF (COVID-19) is upgraded to probable Friday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs
D. Murray PG (Calf) is out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Picks
With no LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs are short-handed and missing the playoffs is most probably imminent. The Kings are proving to the NBA that they have a good core of players that they can build on and they will be coming in wanting to prove the league that they are the next big thing even with slim chances of making the playoffs. Online Sports Betting favors the Kings winning over the Spurs.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Kings as the favored team is at -140 while the Spurs are doing +120.
ATS: Kings and Spurs have 2.5 points between them across the spread. Sacramento holds -2.5 while on the other side of the fence is San Antonio at +2.5.
TOTALs: It is 216.5 points on the total for this match. Kings are expected to go over and the Spurs are under.
Score Prediction: 109 – 100 Kings