[7:40 PM] Kings @ Heat

Who will WIN this matchup?

Sacramento Kings (2-1)

@ Miami Heat (1-2)


Current odds:

Sacramento Kings: (+165)

Miami Heat: (-185)


ESPN simulations have Sacramento as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Miami to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Miami by 4.5 points.

The Miami Heat will try for a third time to win their first home game of the season when they host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. After opening the campaign with a road win, the Heat have dropped consecutive contests at AmericanAirlines Arena to Charlotte and San Antonio, falling shy of 100 points in both setbacks.

Center DeMarcus Cousins was limited to 14 points against the Hawks due in large part to foul trouble and he attempted only three foul shots after taking 46 through the first three games. Newcomer Arron Afflalo may have snapped from an early shooting slump (7-for-22) by hitting all three of his shots, while Matt Barnes came off the bench to hit 4-of-8 3-pointers. Ty Lawson, who averaged at least 15.2 points in each of the four seasons in which he was a full-time starter, has yet to crack double figures in four starts with the Kings.

Miami entered Monday’s action last in the NBA in foul shooting (66.1 percent) and tied for 24th in attempts (20.7), and shooting guard Dion Waiters — who is 2-of-6 from the line despite a renewed commitment to taking the ball to the rim — is among those frustrated by the lack of success. While Waiters struggles, reserve shooting guard Tyler Johnson has been picking up some of the slack with three straight games of at least 12 points to begin the season.

The Heat have won the last 14 meetings at home.

Gay is averaging 22.3 points in 32.3 minutes.

Miami G Wayne Ellington (quad contusion) has yet to play and told reporters Monday there is no timetable for his return.

StreakSmarts Pick: Miami Heat

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick