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De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings reacts after they beat the LA Clippers at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via AFP.
De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings reacts after they beat the LA Clippers at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via AFP.

The Sacramento Kings head home after four games on the road, while the Boston Celtics conclude a six-game road trip in a cross-conference clash on Tuesday. Read on for our Celtics vs. Kings NBA picks based on the best NBA odds.

NBA fans will get a marquee matchup between two of the top seeds in each conference when the Boston Celtics face the Sacramento Kings tonight. The Kings wrapped up their four-game road trip with a tough loss to Utah last night, while the Celtics will look to finish their six-game trip with a big win in Sacramento. 

Here is our best Celtics vs. Kings NBA pick (odds via BetMGM; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

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Celtics vs. Kings pick

Kings ML (+165 via BetMGM) ⭐⭐⭐

Boston is one of the few teams in the NBA that has been great at home and on the road this season. The team sports a 23-14 record straight up on the road and a 21-11 mark as the road favorite. Sacramento has been equally impressive at home or otherwise, and the team boasts a 21-14 record straight up at home. 

Sacramento has been great all season, and the team is just a game back of Memphis for the No. 2 seed in the West. The Kings have been even better as of late, sporting an NBA-best 11-3 record since the All-Star break, including a 4-2 mark at home. Boston is just 7-6 since the break, though the team is 5-4 on the road.

Both teams are mostly healthy. Both teams are among the top three seeds in their respective conferences, and both teams play well in any environment. With all of those factors pretty even, we’ll go with the team that has been hottest over the last month and is back at home after a long road trip. 

The Celtics won’t lay down for this one, but on the sixth game of a road trip, the players may be focused on getting home rather than going all out in this one. We’re taking Sacramento straight up.

Celtics vs. Kings best odds

BetMGM (+165)

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All of our featured books have solid odds for this wager, and FanDuel is the only one that doesn’t offer the Kings ML as long as +160. Our best odds come from BetMGM and PointsBet at +165 each, so we’ll make our wager there.

Celtics vs. Kings odds

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Celtics vs. Kings odds analysis

The Celtics opened as 3.5-point favorites, and the line has moved up by as much as 1.5 points depending on the book. Bettors favor Boston to cover on the road, with 57% of wagers placed on that outcome. The Celtics are 15-17 ATS as road favorites this season, while the Kings are 5-4 as home dogs. 

The point total opened at a lofty 239.5, and it’s only come down by a point. Despite the high total, bettors lean Over with 51% of wagers placed on that outcome. Sacramento has hit the Over in two straight and has a 22-12-1 record to the Over on the season. Boston is just 14-22-1 to the Over as the road team this season, but the team has also hit the Over in two straight.

Celtics vs. Kings game info

  • Date: Tuesday, March 21, 10 p.m. ET
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

Celtics-Kings pick made 03/21/2023 at 9:45 a.m. ET.

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