The Brooklyn Nets continue to be one of the most fascinating teams on and off the court, and they will head on the road to take on the Sacramento Kings on Monday, February 15th. Brooklyn comes in with a 16-12 record, which is third in the Eastern Conference, and the Nets rallied from a three-game losing streak with a pair of wins. They beat the Golden State Warriors on the road 134-117 on Saturday. Kevin Durant will be out again with a hamstring injury.
Sacramento is 12-14, which is good for 11th place in the Western Conference. The Kings have had an interesting month of February, as they won each of their first four games of the month but lost three straight going into Monday’s game. Marvin Bagley III sat out the last two games and is questionable with a calf injury.
Pick ATS: Nets -4
Even without Durant, the Nets should have what it takes to handle Sacramento on Monday night. It’s a road game, but the Kings haven’t been a very good home team with a 7-9 record at the Golden 1 Center. Their three-game losing streak all came at home. Sacramento is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 games, but let’s go against that trend for the Nets, which have covered two in a row.
Player Prop: Kyrie Irving O38.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-134)
We know that Durant isn’t going to play, so that boosts Irving into the Alpha role for the Nets. The Kings are on the second night of a back-to-back and we shouldn’t see much defense from either side. This feels like a spot Irving should score around 30 points, so really we don’t need many rebounds or assists to get to the over here. This is one of the safer lines in this game. Irving O5.5 assists also feels safe.
— Ben Zweiman
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