Pacers vs Kings Prediction & Player Props: Homecoming Party

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The Indiana Pacers continue their West Coast road trip to take on the Sacramento Kings in a battle of two young, up and coming teams.

The Pacers are coming off a huge buzzer-beater victory against the Lakers on Monday night.

The Pacers came back from down 17 to beat the Lakers late, securing their 12th win of the early season and putting them in the top 4 of the Eastern conference standings.

It is early in the season, sure, but the Pacers are playing exciting, fast-paced basketball and it is leading to wins.

PG Tyrese Haliburton has been fantastic for the Pacers as well, leading the league in assists with 225 assists through 20 games.

You read that right.

He is averaging 11 assists per game and is totally in control of this run and gun offense. I will talk more about him later.

The biggest story line in this game is 2 stars playing against their former teams.

Haliburton and back-court mate Buddy Hield were traded last season from the Kings to the Pacers for PF Domantas Sabonis.

This is Haliburton and Hield’s first game back in Sacramento, which is always a fun matchup to keep your eyes on.

While this trade has worked out for both parties equally, there is always the added incentive to want to beat your former team, or atleast do everything you can to do so.

In this battle of two teams on the up and up, who will enact their revenge and add another W to their early season impressive resume?


Odds

Available at FanDuel Sportsbook

Spread

  • Pacers +4.5 (+150)
  • Kings -4.5 (-178)

Moneyline

  • Pacers (+150)
  • Kings (-178)

Total

  • Over 242.5 (-110)
  • Under 242.5 (-110)

Prediction

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching both of these teams play to start the season.

Haliburton running the show in Indiana is a joy to watch. Fox and Co. for the Kings are also incredibly entertaining and seem to be truly gelling.

This game will be a fast paced, up and down affair, and a really good game.

If both teams come out shooting well, we could see a true shootout.

I know it is a high total but I love the over here.

Neither team plays exceptional defense and both these teams want to run and score.

If the shots are falling, this game should soar.

Best Bet

Over 242.5 (-110)


Props

Tyrese Haliburton o11.5 assists (-115)

I touched on this a bit before but this is an auto bet right now.

Haliburton is dishing the rock better than anyone in the league right now.

He is running this offense with incredible efficiency and pace and it is an absolute joy to watch.

From a numbers stand point, he has gone over 11 assists in 8 of his last 11 games and 2 of those misses, he had 11.

I will also be laddering his assists again for the value.

Bonus:

Haliburton 14+ assists (+210)


Enjoy this great NBA slate tonight.

I will be posting my favorite props for the games tonight as well so you can check that out later today!

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Come hang with me tonight at 6pm EST/5pm CST on Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, Peace and Love.

Sweatpants Jesus
Sweatpants Jesus

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love