It is a tough spot in basketball betting for the Kings since they played last night at New Orleans. Here are some of the important NBA betting numbers to consider for this matchup between Sacramento and San Antonio on Saturday.
NBA betting has seen the Spurs win 9 of the last 10 against the Kings but it is Sacramento who is 6-4 against the basketball betting pointspread in those games. The teams met three times a year ago and the Spurs won all three games. The Spurs also covered two of the three in basketball betting including a home matchup where they won 101-85 as double digit favorites. All three games between the teams last year went under in NBA betting.
Sacramento only won six road games straight up last season so it is unlikely they will win at San Antonio. History has shown that they could cover the NBA betting pointspread though and that is really what matters to those betting this game. The Kings have some talent but most of it is young and unproven. Kevin Martin can still impact NBA betting odds but he needs help. It will be interesting in NBA betting to see if rookies like Tyreke Evans and Jon Brockman can make a difference.
San Antonio still has their big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili but this season they also have Richard Jefferson. He is capable of impacting NBA betting odds on a regular basis. The Spurs definitely look improved from last year and are a deserving favorite in NBA betting odds against the Kings. The Spurs are also a very deep team as they have players like Michael Finley and Antonio McDyess who can come off the bench. It will also be interesting to see how rookie DeJuan Blair from Pittsburgh fits into the bench rotation.
Basketball betting numbers have the Spurs heavily favored in this game against the Kings. Underdogs have started the season well though in NBA betting so Sacramento is not without a chance in this game. They have a new head coach, some exciting young rookies and a chance to start the season off in a positive way. A win at San Antonio would be a shock but the Kings covering the big NBA betting number would not.