The Atlanta Hawks (18-24) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (23-18) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both the Hawks and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Hawks vs Kings
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Hawks lost to the Cavaliers with a final score of 116-95. Turning the tide, the Hawks picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 59-45.
Across their last ten games, the Hawks are 5-5 and have an overall record of 18-24 as they prepare to take on the Kings. When playing on the road, the Hawks are 10-12 this season compared to their 8-12 record at home.
Atlanta comes in with an overall ATS record of 11-31 so far this season. Atlanta has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 4-16 ATS at home compared to 7-15 on the road.
The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Kings is coming off a loss to the Pacers in their latest game, ending with a score of 126-121. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Kings lost vs. the spread as -8.5 point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 244 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Currently sitting at 23-18, the Kings are above .500 as they get ready to take on the Hawks. In the Western Conference, they are in 8th place and are 3rd in the Pacific division.
Sacramento is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 22-19. When playing on the road, the Kings hold an ATS record of 13-7 in contrast to a 9-12 record against the spread when playing at home.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 5th ranked unit in the NBA, at 120 points per contest.
On offense, the Hawks have been one of the most prolific teams in the league, averaging 120 points per game (5th). However, they have been even better on the road, scoring 119.8 points per contest (3rd).
Atlanta has been an excellent three-point shooting team, making an average of 13.7 threes per game (8th). Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc (17th).
When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Hawks rank 6th in attempts at 24.6 per game. They have also been one of the league’s best offensive rebounding teams (1st).
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 118.2 points per game.
So far this season, the Kings have been one of the NBA’s best three-point shooting teams. They are 3rd in the league in three-pointers made per game at 15.1. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.
When it comes to scoring, Sacramento is 8th in the NBA at 118.2 points per game. However, they have been even better at home, averaging 121.3 points per game.
In terms of pace, the Kings are 8th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game. This has helped them rank 5th in the NBA in assists at 28.9 per game.
Hawks Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.5 points per game (27th). In the terms of takeaways, Hawks are causing 13.3 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 24th in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.
Kings Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 118.0 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.8% and 38.7% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Hawks And Kings
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Dejounte Murray will be the primary scorer for the Hawks, with 19 points and going 8/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.1 points per game, along with 4.9 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox to be the top scorer for the Kings. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.8%, and he is contributing 27.9 points per game on average.
Hawks vs Kings Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 115 points per game while allowing an average of 123. Atlanta posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS.
- Across their last three home contests, Sacramento has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 117 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
The Hawks come in as the underdog at +8, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237, and our model projects the Hawks and Kings to reach a combined total of 234 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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