The 2023-24 NBA season is getting close to the All Star Break, and that will give all of the teams a chance to catch their breath before a final playoff push. The action still continues this week though as the Sacramento Kings are set to visit the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Sacramento has emerged as one of the top contenders in the Western Conference this season as they are 27-18 on the year. The Kings have currently ripped off four straight wins, and the last three wins have all come away from Sacramento.
Miami is coming into this game on a long losing streak and they are going to be trying to bounce back with a win in this game. The Heat are still sitting at 24-23 on the year, but they are desperate to go on a run before the All Star Break gets here.
Miami is coming into this game as a slim 1.5-point betting favorite, and that could set the stage for a terrific battle.
Kings Want to Run
The Sacramento Kings are coming into action on Wednesday night scoring over 118 points per game, and they actually have the ability to be better than that most nights. Sacramento will be trying to push the pace in this game and they can score the ball in many different ways on offense.
De’Aaron Fox is really the player that makes the Kings click on offense as he is scoring 27.5 points per game this season. Domantas Sabonis is another player that is having a huge year as he averages 19.9 points and 13 rebounds per game.
Getting stops continues to be an issue for the Kings this season, and that is one area that will need to improve if they are going to go on a big run in the playoffs.
Heat Looking to Defend
It has bot been easy for the Miami Heat to score points this season, and that’s especially true during this losing streak. Miami is scoring just 110 points per game, but staying healthy should allow them to play better on offense.
Tyler Herro is leading the way with 21.5 points per game this season and he must find a way to make shots in this game. Sacramento isn’t good on defense and that could help the Heat figure things out.
Miami has continued to be a solid defensive team this year, and that will be something that could allow them to set the tone.
Miami Snaps Skid By Beating San Francisco
The Sacramento Kings are proving that they can win games away from home, but there are a number of distractions that come from playing in Miami. Sacramento continues to be an elite offensive team, but there are some concerns on defense.
Miami just hasn’t been able to stay healthy all season long, but it does look like they will be healthy enough for this matchup. The Heat will need all of their stars to show up and play well in this game, and that is what will happen.
The Miami Heat are going to make enough plays to pick up a win on Wednesday night as they end their losing skid with a big win.