Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings Matchup 12/20/2023

1-1, 3rd West Pacific
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SAC 100 @ BOS 101

TD Garden, Final

16-3, 1st East Atlantic

SAC 100 @ BOS 101

TD Garden, Final

The Sacramento Kings (16-9) are favored, by three points, over the Boston Celtics (20-6) on December 20, 2023 at Golden 1 Center. It's a contest featuring two of the sharpest shooting teams in the NBA -- the Kings are third in the league in 3-pointers made per game (15.4) and the Celtics are first (15.8). The matchup has an over/under of 236.5.

Matchup

Game Spread Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Teams Team Rating Open Closing Open Closing Open Closing Line Moves
Sacramento Kings Kings
77
N/A (N/A)
N/A (N/A)
N/A pts
N/A pts
N/A
N/A
line-movement
Boston Celtics Celtics
85
N/A (N/A)
N/A (N/A)
N/A
N/A

Odds Comparison

Over/Under History
Season Home Away
34-38-3 21-16-1 13-22-2
38-37-0 18-17-0 20-20-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
220 or Less 1-2-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 3-3-1 2-1-1 1-2-0
220.5 to 225 5-5-0 4-3-0 1-2-0 11-7-0 4-0-0 7-7-0
225.5 to 229 2-1-0 0-0-0 2-1-0 10-7-2 7-4-0 3-3-2
229.5 to 235 10-12-0 5-9-0 5-3-0 7-6-0 3-4-0 4-2-0
235.5 to 240 10-10-0 5-5-0 5-5-0 6-4-0 4-3-0 2-1-0
240.5 and over 10-6-1 2-4-0 8-2-1 3-5-0 0-2-0 3-3-0
Against the Spread(ATS) History
Season Home Away
38-36-1 16-22-0 22-14-1
40-32-3 20-14-1 20-18-2
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
-10.5 or More 1-6-0 1-6-0 0-0-0 10-8-0 10-8-0 0-0-0
-7 to -10 5-4-0 3-3-0 2-1-0 8-4-1 8-4-1 0-0-0
-3.5 to -6.5 9-9-0 4-5-0 5-4-0 3-2-0 2-2-0 1-0-0
-0.5 to -3 11-9-0 5-7-0 6-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
0 to 3 6-5-1 3-1-0 3-4-1 2-3-0 0-0-0 2-3-0
+3.5 to +6.5 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 9-5-0 0-0-0 9-5-0
+7 to +10 2-1-0 0-0-0 2-1-0 4-4-2 0-0-0 4-4-2
+10.5 or more 2-2-0 0-0-0 2-2-0 4-5-0 0-0-0 4-5-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 21-16 56.8% 60.8 115.6
Underdog 13-11 54.2% 66.7 116.2
After Losses 12-14 46.2% 46.2 116.5
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 32-3 91.4% 58.6 123.3
Favorite 58-15 79.5% 55.5 119.2
After Losses 12-1 92.3% 65.4 123.7

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
117 30.2 29.6 28.6 28.6
111.4 28.2 28.9 28.5 25.8
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
114.2 30.2 29.2 28.1 26.7
118.4 30 29.2 30.4 28.8
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
111.8 28.2 29.2 27.6 26.8
117 29.6 30.7 29.1 27.6
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
110.2 27.3 27.9 28.7 26.3
102.9 25.6 26.4 26.8 24.1

Sacramento Kings Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
2/29/24 SAC 96 @ DEN 117 -7.5 231 40% 13 15 34.3% 14 54.1% 11 5 42.9% 15
2/14/24 SAC 125 @ PHO 130 -4.5 245 51.6% 24 15 29% 13 51.8% 36 7 41.9% 12
2/11/24 SAC 113 @ OKC 127 -3.5 240 48.9% 13 10 38.1% 18 54.8% 27 4 48.1% 9
2/8/24 SAC 120 vs DET 133 -13.5 241 47.4% 22 5 34.1% 4 56% 22 6 54.8% 11
2/6/24 SAC 110 @ CLE 136 -4.5 234 46.2% 12 10 38.6% 12 58% 17 5 56.1% 8

Boston Celtics Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
3/6/24 BOS 104 @ CLE 105 +8.5 217 42.4% 12 14 39.5% 13 43.3% 11 8 47.6% 8
2/28/24 BOS 117 vs PHI 99 -11.5 231.5 52.7% 37 9 22.7% 14 39.4% 12 8 33.3% 9
2/14/24 BOS 118 @ BKN 110 +8 226.5 51.8% 23 7 40.5% 13 49.4% 26 7 45.5% 12
2/11/24 BOS 110 @ MIA 106 +8 225 50.6% 17 6 41% 9 41.2% 15 14 30% 7
2/8/24 BOS 125 vs ATL 117 -12 244 52.7% 11 6 34.7% 14 42.2% 20 13 31.7% 9

Celtics vs. Kings Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: NBCS
  • Favorite: Kings (-3)
  • Total: 236.5

Celtics vs. Kings Matchup Statistics

  • The 118.2 points per game the Kings score are 8.8 more points than the Celtics give up (109.4).
  • The Kings have a +25 scoring differential, putting up 118.2 points per game (seventh in the league) and allowing 117.2 (21st in the NBA).
  • The Celtics are outscoring opponents by 8.6 points per game, with a +222 scoring differential overall. They put up 118 points per game (eighth in NBA) and allow 109.4 per contest (third in league).
  • Sacramento scores 124 points per game when playing at home, compared to 111.8 points per game on the road, a difference of 12.2 points per contest.
  • At home, Boston averages 122.7 points per game. On the road, it averages 112.4.
  • On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 122.1 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 118.2 they've racked up over the course of this year.
  • While the Celtics are posting 118 points per game in 2023-24, they have improved that mark over their previous 10 games, amassing 121.1 a contest.

Celtics vs. Kings Previous Meetings

Kings vs Celtics (Last 10 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
3/21/2023 Celtics -5.5 238 -205 +175 132-109 BOS
11/25/2022 Celtics -7.5 239 -295 +245 122-104 BOS

Kings Leaders

  • Domantas Sabonis' numbers on the season are 18.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7 assists per contest, shooting 57.7% from the floor.
  • De'Aaron Fox averages 30.1 points, 4.4 boards and 6.5 assists.
  • Malik Monk averages 14.5 points, 2.6 boards and 5.2 assists, shooting 43.2% from the floor and 42.2% from downtown, with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Keegan Murray is averaging 16.1 points, 1.9 assists and 5.8 rebounds.
  • Kevin Huerter is averaging 11.2 points, 4.2 boards and 2.9 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

Celtics Leaders

  • Per game, Jayson Tatum gets the Celtics 26.6 points, 8.6 boards and 4.2 assists. He also averages 1 steal and 0.5 blocks.
  • The Celtics get 22.2 points per game from Jaylen Brown, plus 4.7 boards and 3.8 assists.
  • The Celtics are getting 15.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game from Derrick White.
  • The Celtics are getting 12.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game from Jrue Holiday.
  • The Celtics are getting 7.9 points, 7.1 boards and 2.8 assists per game from Al Horford.

Celtics vs. Kings Injury Report

  • Kings Injuries: Alex Len: Out (Ankle)
  • Celtics Injuries: Jay Scrubb: Out (Knee), Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Calf), Luke Kornet: Out (Adductor)