Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 18, 2022, 5:52 PM
  • The Celtics (35-26) are -9.5 favorites vs. the Kings (22-39)
  • Total (Over/Under): 224.5 points
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 at 10:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on NBCS-CA & NBCS-BOS

The Boston Celtics visit Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 10:00pm EDT in Sacramento.

The Celtics are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -9.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Celtics are 33-33 against the spread, while the Kings are 32-36 against the spread.

The Celtics vs Kings Over/Under is 224.5 total points for the game.


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Celtics vs. Kings Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Boston Celtics-9.5 -110O 224.5 -110-450
Sacramento Kings +9.5 -110U 224.5 -110340

Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

  • 33-33 against the Spread (-3.3 Units / -4.35% ROI)
  • 41-28 against the Moneyline (-9.15 Units / -5.41% ROI)
  • 31-37 against the Over for game total points (-9.7 Units / -12.78% ROI)
  • 37-31 against the Under for game total points (+2.9 Units / 3.82% ROI)
  • Away - Positive ATS Trends
  • Away - Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Kings have gone:

  • 32-36 against the Spread (-7.6 Units / -10.01% ROI)
  • 24-45 against the Moneyline (-17.1 Units / -19.51% ROI)
  • 36-32 against the Over for game total points (+0.8 Units / 1.05% ROI)
  • 32-36 against the Under for game total points (-7.6 Units / -10.01% ROI)
  • Home - Positive ATS Trends
  • Home - Negative ATS Trends

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Boston Celtics: Keys to the Game vs. the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings: Keys to the Game vs. the Boston Celtics

The Kings were 4-20 (.167) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Kings are 2-9 (.182) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Kings are 7-16 (.304) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Kings were 13-1 (.929) when forcing an eFG of 50% or worse last season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .782

Injury Report: Kings vs. Celtics - Friday's Game, Mar. 18

  • Terence Davis (Kings): The Kings announced that Davis had surgery on his right wrist. He will be re-evaluated in three months.
  • Jeremy Lamb (Kings): Lamb did not play in Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game against Milwaukee.
  • Aaron Nesmith (Celtics): Nesmith did not play in Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game against Golden State.

Boston Celtics Offensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics had 20.6 free throw attempts per game last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Celtics are shooting 82% from the free throw line (773/946) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 77%

The Celtics averaged 1.33 points per shot (4,061 points/3,058 shots) in the second half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.28

The Celtics have averaged 10.5 offensive rebounds per game (1,244 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Sacramento Kings Offensive Stats & Trends

The Kings have 22.6 free throw attempts per game this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Kings shot 49% (1,608/3,265) in the first half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 47%

The Kings have made 779 three-pointers at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 8th most among NBA teams

The Kings are shooting 74% from the free throw line (913/1,229) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

Boston Celtics Defensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics have blocked 259 shots this season — 4th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have averaged 5.4 blocks per game (315 blocks/58 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Celtics blocked 374 shots last season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have blocked 633 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

Sacramento Kings Defensive Stats & Trends

The Kings averaged 32.0 defensive rebounds per game (2,307 rebounds/72 games) last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Kings have blocked 323 shots at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Kings have averaged 32.8 defensive rebounds per game (3,898 rebounds/119 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3


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