Our latest NBA Pick of the Day (-110) was a winner on Friday with Nikola Jokic easily eclipsing his Points Overs for the Nuggets. The absence of guards Jamal Murray and Gary Harris for the Nuggets and Clint Capela for the Rockets meant ‘The Joker’ was extremely aggressive on offense looking for his own shot. Our Parlay of the Day (+369) also got up on Friday with the Hornets and Thunder both winning comfortably and the Celtics covering the spread against the Knicks. We now shift our focus to our first Pick of the Day for the new week, which comes from the six game slate on Monday. Good luck to everyone following!
Best Bet Monday February 4th
San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings (10pm ET)
Our best bet from the smaller Monday slate comes from the Western Conference match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento, California. The Kings have won the only meeting between these teams this season, defeating the Spurs by five points (104-99) in Sacramento on November 12th, 2018.
The Spurs are coming off a narrow five points win against the Pelicans in their last outing that extended their current winning streak to five. They continue to take care of home-court like they have over the past decade and have a current home record of 22-7, which is the sixth best mark in the league. However, they’ve struggled on the road again this season and have won just 10 of their 25 games away from home. As it stands, they sit in fifth spot in the Western Conference standings, but still have a long way to go to clinch another playoff berth.
The Kings have also found some winning form and come into this off two impressive home wins against the Hawks (22 points) and most recently the 76ers (seven points). They continue to impress and prove the doubters wrong with their consistency and have remained over .500 for the majority of the season thus far. They currently sit in ninth spot in the West at 27-25 and are two games back from the Clippers in eighth. These are the types of games they’ll need to win more often than not if they’re to clinch that elusive playoff berth.
The Spurs come into this as slight favourites, which we simply don’t agree with. The Kings beat them at home in their only meeting so far this season and have the pace and shooting in transition to really bother them. They also take care of the ball a lot better than most younger teams, which is exactly what’s needed against the Spurs who rank first in the league in turnovers. We foresee the Kings getting the jump early and holding off the Spurs to take a 2-0 series lead at juicy odds.