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Kings vs. Thunder odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Feb. 5 predictions from proven computer model

The Sacramento Kings will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Golden 1 Center. Sacramento is 19-35 overall and 13-16 at home, while OKC is 17-34 overall and 8-18 on the road. They’re two of the worst teams in the Western Conference, but the Thunder have won three games in a row and are a surprising 33-17 against the spread this season.

However, it’s been the Kings that have won and covered three of the last four head-to-head matchups. This time around, Sacramento is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Kings vs. Thunder odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 216. Before entering any Thunder vs. Kings picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 16 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 62-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,500. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kings vs. Thunder. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Thunder vs. Kings:

  • Kings vs. Thunder spread: Kings -6.5
  • Kings vs. Thunder over-under: 216 points

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What you need to know about the Kings

The Kings fell 126-114 on the road against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Harrison Barnes had 25 points along with five rebounds in the defeat and Davion Mitchell had 26 points and eight assists.

Mitchell has started the last five games with De’Aaron Fox battling an ankle injury and the rookie has played well. Mitchell is averaging 19.4 points and 5.4 assists per game during that stretch and is shooting 48.8 percent from the floor and 38.9 percent from the 3-point line during that span. Fox is questionable for this matchup 

What you need to know about the Thunder

Meanwhile, things were close when Oklahoma City and the Portland Trail Blazers clashed on Friday, but the Thunder ultimately edged out the opposition 96-93. Small forward Luguentz Dort (23 points) was the top scorer for Oklahoma City. The Thunder have now won three games in a row despite being without star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle).

Dort has become the primary scorer with Gilgeous-Alexander out and it’s a role he’s taken to. The Arizona State product is averaging 23.7 points during the current winning streak and he’s had at least 23 points in three of his last four outings. He’ll have to be a primary focus of the Kings on Saturday.

How to make Thunder vs. Kings picks

The model is leaning under on the total and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Kings vs. Thunder? And which side hits nearly 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.

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