The Boston Celtics (42-28) continue their four-game Western Conference road trip with a Friday night matchup against the Sacramento Kings (25-46). Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center. Below, we look at the Celtics vs. Kings odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Celtics are one of the hottest teams in the league the last two months, going 19-4 since Jan. 23. They are coming off a 110-88 blowout road win Wednesday over the Golden State Warriors and have won six of their last seven games.
The Kings have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are 3-10 in their last 13. They have only faint hopes of making it to the play-in games. With 11 games left, they are 13th in the West and trail the 10th-place Pelicans by 4 games.
Celtics at Kings odds, spread and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:13 p.m. ET.
- Money line: Celtics -520 (bet $520 to win $100) | Kings +370 (bet $100 to win $370)
- Against the spread (ATS): Celtics -9.5 (-102) | Kings +9.5 (-122)
- Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
Celtics at Kings key injuries
- F Aaron Nesmith (ankle) out
- G Terence Davis (wrist) out
- G DeAaron Fox (hand) questionable
Celtics at Kings odds, lines, picks and predictions
Celtics 118, Kings 107
PASS on the money line. The Celtics are playing too well to bet against them, but the price doesn’t make it worth your while. You can include a Boston win in a parlay bet, but don’t make a single bet on the money line for this game.
The Kings are better at home (16-21) than on the road (9-25), but the Celtics have won 9 of their last 10 road games.
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