The Capital One Arena is the venue for a Saturday night NBA showdown between the Washington Wizards (32-38) and the Sacramento Kings (42-27). The Sacramento Kings enter the game with the second seed in the Western Conference, while the Washington Wizards are 12th in the Eastern Conference. The Sacramento Kings are looking to build on their recent success with another victory. Although the Washington Wizards have the advantage of playing in their own arena, the Sacramento Kings are still favored by 3 points on the road.
Washington Wizards VS Sacramento Kings Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Sacramento Kings Moneyline
Go for the Sacramento Kings to win (1.67) on the moneyline.
The Washington Wizards have had a difficult time lately, losing six out of their past ten contests. In their most recent game, they suffered a 117-94 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers, leaving them with a 4-6 record in their last 10 matches. Consequently, they are the +130 underdogs at the Capital One Arena. The Sacramento Kings are red hot right now, having won eight of their last ten games, most recently beating the Brooklyn Nets 96-101. They are favored to take another win here with -150 odds on the moneyline, indicating that there is a 60% chance of a win on the road.
Take the Sacramento Kings to win outright against an out-of-sorts Washington Wizards. The visitors are 42-27 for the season and are in brilliant form, winning their last two games straight up.
Washington Wizards VS Sacramento Kings Spread
Bet on the Sacramento Kings -3.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Sacramento Kings open up as the 3-point favorites over the Washington Wizards, according to the Maryland sportsbooks. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. The Washington Wizards and the Sacramento Kings saw a winning margin of up to 13.4 points in their last five matches.
The Washington Wizards have gone 14-18-1 ATS at Capital One Arena. Their overall record for the season is 32-36-2 ATS. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Washington Wizards have gone 40-52 ATS in recent matchups. They have been successful in four of their last ten games, covering the spread.
The Sacramento Kings have covered the spread in their last six road games. Their record away from home is 22-12 ATS. The Sacramento Kings managed to cover seven out of their last ten games, with an average of 122.4 points scored and 118.4 points conceded.
Washington Wizards VS Sacramento Kings Total
Total under 236.0 (1.91) is our pick.
The Washington Wizards and the Sacramento Kings have a history of high-scoring matches, having averaged 227.3 points in their ten most recent meetings. The last five matches at the Capital One Arena have plenty of action, with an average of 218.4 points.
The total line for this most recent matchup is currently set at 236.0, which is 17.8 points higher than the average points of 218.2 put up by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards in their last five contests. If you choose to bet on the Under in the total market, you will get a return of odds of -110.
The last two Washington Wizards games at the Capital One Arena went under. Their record at home is 18-13 O/U. The Washington Wizards saw an average of 226.0 points in their previous five home games, with two of them going below the total line.
The Sacramento Kings have a 34-34 O/U record for the season. Their last two games ended up below the total. In the past five Sacramento Kings road games, the total went under three times and averaged 230.8 points. The Under is 5-4 in the past 10 contests overall.
Washington Wizards VS Sacramento Kings Betting trends
The Washington Wizards-Sacramento Kings odds for Saturday’s game are available on Bet365.com. They have multiple betting options available on their website.
- Moneyline (ML): Sacramento Kings (-150) | Washington Wizards (+130)
- Against the spread (ATS): Sacramento Kings -3.0 (-110) | Washington Wizards +3.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 236.0 (-110) | (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards slipped to 32-38 for the season in their last game after falling to a 117-94 defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are 4-6 across their ten most recent games and 1-4 in the past five at home.
Heading into Saturday, the Washington Wizards have had a middling offensive performance this season, scoring an average of 112.7 points per game. Defensively, the Washington Wizards are about average. They’ve held opposing offenses to 113.2 points per game on average.
Last year, the Washington Wizards had a 35-47 regular season, which was not good enough to qualify for the playoffs. They finished 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. This season, the outlook is not much better, with a 32-38 record so far.
The Washington Wizards have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Sacramento Kings Form
The Sacramento Kings are 42-27 for the season and their latest match against the Brooklyn Nets finished 96-101.
The average points scored by Sacramento Kings in the NBA this season is 120.9. When playing away from home, the visitors have put up 117.5 points. The Sacramento Kings have been letting opponents score at will, giving up a whopping 118.2 points allowed per game on average.
Last year, the Sacramento Kings did not reach the playoffs, but they have had an impressive resurgence this season. Not only have they placed themselves in the top 10 of the Western Conference, they have a legitimate chance at the second seed. Furthermore, they have a remarkable 42-27 record this year and are first in the Pacific Division.
Richaun Holmes, Trey Lyles, and Kevin Huerter are all carrying injuries going into the latest Sacramento Kings game.
Washington Wizards VS Sacramento Kings H2H history
The Washington Wizards had been unsuccessful in their two prior encounters with the Sacramento Kings, but finally tasted victory when the two sides met most recently. They achieved a 125-111 win in December 2022 at the Golden 1 Center and are looking to build on that success. The Sacramento Kings have a 7-3 record against the Washington Wizards from their last ten meetings. They have taken four wins out of ten on the road.
In their last ten contests, the Washington Wizards scored an average of 112.2 points per game, while the Sacramento Kings conceded an average of 115.1 points.