Celtics vs Kings Prediction and Odds
Celtics vs Kings Prediction and Odds: The Boston Celtics are expected to win this game but it is likely to be a close encounter.
An exciting matchup is lined up as the Boston Celtics (49-23) are set to lock horns with the Sacramento Kings (43-28) in the upcoming NBA fixture. The Celtics are already through to the playoffs after a fantastic performance this season. However, they would like to consistently win the remaining regular season games to boost their confidence before the big postseason clashes. Boston is currently in the 3rd position in the Eastern Conference. They faced a close 117-118 loss to the Utah Jazz in the last matchup.
The Sacramento Kings had a good season too. They would like to secure another home win and move one step closer to the playoffs when they host the Celtics at Golden 1 Center in the next game. Sacramento is currently looking good in the 3rd position in the Western Conference. They couldn’t continue their 3-game winning streak and lost to the Utah Jazz in the last fixture with a score of 120-128.
Celtics vs Kings Prediction: Last 5 Games Stats
The Boston Celtics have won 3 of the last 5 away fixtures.
The wins came against teams like the Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Atlanta Hawks. They lost to the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. The Celtics have an away record of 23-14 in the current season.
In the last 5 away games
- The Boston Celtics have scored 118.0 points per game.
- The Boston Celtics have conceded 113.6 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 3
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
The Sacramento Kings have won 3 of the last 5 home fixtures.
The Kings defeated teams like the New York Knicks, New Orleans Pelicans, and LA Clippers. The defeats came against the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves. Sacramento has won 21 out of 35 home games as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The Sacramento Kings have scored 118.0 points per game.
- The Sacramento Kings have conceded 124.6 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
The Sacramento Kings have the winning momentum. They will also have the home advantage against the Boston Celtics.
Celtics vs Kings Prediction: Attack and Defense Analysis
The Boston Celtics are playing with a scoring rate of 117.6 points per game. In shooting, they have a success rate of 47.3% in field goals, 37.6% in 3-pointers, and 81.9% in free throws. The Celtics are the 4th highest-ranked team in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 117.6.
The Sacramento Kings have maintained a scoring average of 121.1 points per game, the highest among all sides. They shot 49.8% from the field and 37.4% from the 3-point line. The free throw accuracy stands at 79.5%. The Kings are the best side in the attack among all sides having an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 119.1.
Both teams have formidable offense panels. But the Sacramento Kings have the advantage as per the ratings.
The Boston Celtics are giving away 112.3 points per game this season. They played with an average of 45.1 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 6.4 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 5.2. The Celtics have the 5th-best defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.0.
The Sacramento Kings have conceded 118.3 points per game till now. They maintained an average of 42.3 rebounds along with 6.9 steals and 3.3. blocks per game. The Kings are the 6th lowest-ranked side in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 116.9.
The Boston Celtics are clearly ahead in the defense.
Kings vs Celtics Prediction: Odds
- Sacramento Kings: +4.5 (-110)
- Boston Celtics: -4.5 (-110)
- Sacramento Kings: +165
- Boston Celtics: -190
- Sacramento Kings: 36%
- Boston Celtics: 64%
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Celtics vs Kings Prediction: Last Game Analysis
Will the Celtics return to winning ways?
The Boston Celtics faced a disheartening defeat by a margin of just 1 point when they met the Utah Jazz in the last fixture. Utah’s plan to not let Tatum deliver his best worked quite well. A crucial 3-pointer from Brown put the Celtics ahead by 4 points with 1:19 remaining. Markkanen and Horford helped the Jazz close in to cut the deficit. Tatum missed two jumpers which turned out to be decisive. In the end, a block from Kessler handed a narrow loss to Boston. The Celtics shot better than the Jazz. But they were outrebounded 56-40 by Utah.
Jaylen Brown scored the most points (25) for the Celtics. He also added 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Grant Williams contributed 23 points with 4 rebounds.
Can the Kings secure another crucial home win?
The Sacramento Kings couldn’t continue their winning run and faced an away defeat against the Utah Jazz in the last matchup. The Jazz led for most of the first half but the contest looked pretty close in the last quarter. Olynyk’s 3-pointer put the Jazz ahead with 1:34 to go after the scores got tied at 118 each. The Kings lost 43-48 on rebounds. They were also outscored 56-38 by Utah in the fast break points.
De’Aaron Fox gave an excellent contribution of 37 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists. Keegan Murray scored 22 points with 6 rebounds.
Kings vs Celtics Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 308 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Boston Celtics are ahead with 189 wins, while the Sacramento Kings managed to win 119 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Celtics and 2 by the Kings. The previous clash took place in the current season on 25 November 2022. The Boston Celtics won that matchup with a score of 122-104.
Head-to-Head Key Highlights: Last 5 Meetings
- Number of home games won by the Sacramento Kings: 1
- Number of away games won by the Boston Celtics: 1
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 216.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the Sacramento Kings: 99.8
- Average Number of Points scored by the Boston Celtics: 116.6
Kings vs Celtics Prediction: Players to Watch Out
De’Aaron Fox (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 25.3 | Assists Per Game: 6.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3
Domantas Sabonis (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 19.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 12.5 | Assists Per Game: 7.2
Kevin Huerter (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 15.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.2 | Steals Per Game: 1.1
Jayson Tatum (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 30.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.9 | Assists Per Game: 4.7
Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 26.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.9 | Steals Per Game: 1.2
Malcolm Brogdon (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.2 | Assists Per Game: 3.6
Celtics vs Kings Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Kings
- H2H advantage: Celtics
- Offensive Advantage: Kings
- Defensive Advantage: Celtics
- Overall: Even Stevens
The Boston Celtics will aim to bounce back after dropping the last fixture. However, it won’t be an easy job to do looking at the momentum of the Kings. On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings have been excellent in recent games. They will look to extend their winning streak by dominating the visitors in the upcoming matchup. The contest is expected to be close. The betting platforms are favoring the Celtics to win this fixture.