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The Sacramento Kings travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers Wednesday night. John Hyslop breaks down the game and gives you his pick.

Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers: It's Davion Mitchell's Night

A lot of guys were mad at Mitch last night but if you are a Mitch Survivor, you know that's just what Mitch does. We needed 10+ and he got us nine. Not any nine though, a "Mitch nine" where he also went 1-6 from the free-throw line. Classic Mitch.

If we're being honest, I think everyone reading this could make more than one free throw if given six attempts. I'm not kidding. I've seen sixth-grade girls shoot better from the free-throw line than that. That's what makes the Mitch Experience better than any other. You have no idea what's going to happen. Still, I'm a Mitch-guy and he's still on my All-NBA First Team but I have a guy that may be working his way onto the team. Maybe in a sixth-man role. He plays tonight and I'm betting him.

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Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

Davion Mitchell 20+ Points (+118) (Bet $100 to Win $118)

*Odds available at FanDuel at time of publishing*

I'm at FanDuel because I want the plus money. Everyone else has 18.5 for various prices but what are the odds this guy only scores 19? Either he's going to miss altogether or not (probably). If you can't play at FanDuel, then DraftKings is where you want to go because they have 18.5 for -105. Still, it's not a plus money move so my thoughts will be with you for attempting it.

What can I say about this kid other than he's an animal? Like for real. I'm not trying to be the "I saw him in college guy", but against Gonzaga in the national title game last year, it was apparent that he was going to play in the league. Like really play. Well, with De'Aaron Fox out tonight, Mitchell is really playing. (Definitely pray that Fox is out tonight. I am 99.9% sure he is but this is the NBA we're talking about.)

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With De'Aaron Fox out, Mitchell is set up to take a ton of shots. He took 22 last time out and I'd expect more of the same tonight. Now the haters are going to say that he only took 14 shots the game before en route to a 12-point game and they are correct. Both me and Davion will admit that. But most haters will likely leave out the fact that the game in question was against the Boston Celtics. They are literally the best defense in the NBA.

The Kings aren't playing the best defense in the NBA tonight. Try the 25th best. We're talking the Indiana Pacers here. The same Pacers that have given up the second-most points to the point guard position over the last week. We have stats for the haters, people. They're cooked.

The only real concern I have is for a blowout but these guys just got demolished by the Celtics the other night and the kid still played 35 minutes. By my math, 35 minutes is enough to drop 40 on the Pacers so we're still good. This game should be an up and down contest with very little real defense being played. All we need is our new prince to get us 20. I think he can.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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