Kings vs. Thunder NBA Preview (4/9/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 9, 2024
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The Sacramento Kings are scheduled to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 9, at 8:00 PM ET. The game will take place at Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK, and will be broadcast on NBCS. This Western Conference matchup features a point spread of -5.5 and an over/under of 227.0, providing key insights for NBA betting enthusiasts.

Kings vs. Thunder pregame odds for April 9

The pregame NBA odds for the match between Thunder and Kings show a consistent point spread of -5.5 in favor of the Thunder across DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars, with the over/under hovering around 227.0. These Massachusetts sportsbook odds are crucial for NBA betting enthusiasts looking to make informed decisions:

  • DraftKings: Thunder -5.5, over/under 227
  • FanDuel: Thunder -5.5, over/under 226.5
  • Caesars: Thunder -5.5, over/under 226.5
  • BetMGM: Thunder -5.5, over/under 226.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Kings vs. Thunder.

Kings vs. Thunder projected starting lineups (4/9/24)

Kings starting lineup tonight

  • PG: De’Aaron Fox
  • SG: Keon Ellis
  • SF: Harrison Barnes
  • PF: Keegan Murray
  • C: Domantas Sabonis

Thunder starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jalen Williams
  • C: Chet Holmgren

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from

Kings vs. Thunder injuries for tonight’s game

For the Thunder, Gordon Hayward (SF) is out with a lower leg injury since April 5. Jalen Williams (SF) is questionable due to an ankle issue as of April 3.

The Kings will miss Malik Monk (SG) and Kevin Huerter (SG), both out with knee and shoulder injuries respectively. Keegan Murray (PF) is questionable with calf soreness.

Team standings & stats for Tuesday’s game

Sacramento Kings team stats

The Sacramento Kings stand with 45-33, ranking eighth in the Western Conference and third in the Pacific Division. The Kings kicked off this past weekend with a loss against the Kings. In their latest win against the Nets, they scored 107 points, with a FG% of 42.6 and a 3PT% of 31.2. The Kings’ season statistics are as follows:

  • Points per game: 116.7
  • Points allowed per game: 115.1
  • FG%: 47.8
  • 3PT%: 36.5
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0
  • Assists per game: 28.5

Oklahoma City Thunder team stats

The Oklahoma City Thunder, with a record of 53-25, are positioned third in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division. Prior to Sacramento’s loss to the Celtics, the Thunder suffered their own loss to the Celtics. Their recent victory against the Hornets showcased a strong performance, scoring 121 points with a FG% of 51.7 and a 3PT% of 50.0. Season averages for the Thunder include:

  • Points per game: 119.8
  • Points allowed per game: 113.5
  • FG%: 49.8
  • 3PT%: 38.9
  • Rebounds per game: 41.6
  • Assists per game: 26.9

Player stats for Kings vs. Thunder for April 9

As the NBA season progresses, betting enthusiasts and fans are keeping a keen eye on player performances to gauge the odds for the upcoming Kings vs. Thunder match.

Sacramento Kings leaders before tonight’s game

On the Kings’ side, their recent away game against the Nets highlighted the efforts of Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox. Here are the top five Kings players from Sunday’s win against the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Domantas Sabonis (C): 18 PTS, 20 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • De’Aaron Fox (PG): 20 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Keegan Murray (PF): 19 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Trey Lyles (PF): 14 PTS, 10 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Davion Mitchell (PG): 12 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS

The Kings’ season stats also provide insights into their potential performance in the upcoming game, influencing tonight’s NBA odds. Here are Sacramento’s season stats heading into tonight’s game:

  • De’Aaron Fox (PG): 26.5 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 5.6 APG
  • Domantas Sabonis (C): 19.5 PPG, 13.8 RPG, 8.3 APG
  • Malik Monk (SG): 15.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Keegan Murray (PF): 15.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • Harrison Barnes (SF): 12.0 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.1 APG

Oklahoma City Thunder leaders before tonight’s game

The Thunder’s recent away game against the Hornets showcased impressive stats, particularly from Josh Giddey and Aaron Wiggins. Josh Giddey’s recent triple-double performance is crucial for bettors considering the absence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tonight. Here are the top Thunder players from Sunday’s win against Charlotte:

  • Aaron Wiggins (SG): 26 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 20 PTS, 13 RBS, 13 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 20 PTS, 10 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Cason Wallace (PG): 10 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS

For the season, the Thunder’s key players have shown consistent performance. Here are the top five Oklahoma City players based on this year’s season stats:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 30.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.3 APG
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 19.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.6 APG
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 16.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.5 APG
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 12.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 10.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.4 APG
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