10:10 pm
December 19

Thunder @ Kings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Oklahoma City Thunder (19-10)

@ Sacramento Kings (16-14)


Current odds:

Oklahoma City Thunder: (-200)

Sacramento Kings: (+170)


The line for the game is OKC by 4.5 points.

Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 13 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals on Monday – his fourth straight game with at least four steals. “When we’re worried about ourselves and our team and not worried about what the other team is doing, it’s tough to beat us,” Westbrook told reporters. “My job is to make sure that we’re all on the same page, we’re all in tune on offense and defense and we play at a level that is at our standards and not nobody else’s.” Westbrook posted a triple-double in four of eight games this month but is only shooting 36.4 percent from the floor in December.

Shooting guard Buddy Hield was the lone starter to log more than 10 minutes on Monday and finished with a team-high 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting in 18 minutes. “He was a large part of any offensive success we were having,” Joerger told reporters of Hield. “We were struggling to score. We came out and played isolation basketball, and that’s not who we are. We’ve got to be better.” Hield is averaging 24 points on 52.9 percent shooting over the last four games and is 18-of-40 from 3-point range in that span.

Sacramento took each of the first two meetings this season, most recently a 117-113 home triumph on Nov. 19.

StreakSmarter Pick
Oklahoma City Thunder