During my time in the gambling industry, I’ve heard plenty of people complain about games being fixed. I was still a youngster during the Tim Donaghy days so I don’t truly understand the rhetoric, but I can see why some folks are paranoid.

In general, non-betting sports fans would assume that referees or umpires favor home teams. That may be true some of the time, but certainly doesn’t appear to be the case tonight in Sacramento when the Kings (+7.5) host the Thunder.

The three officials for tonight’s game are Marc Davis, Eric Lewis and Dedric Taylor, three names that 90% of fans have never heard of or bothered learning. However, bettors should definitely pay attention to this trio in particular for tonight’s slate.

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