The Sacramento Kings (22-14) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (8-26) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Kings vs Hornets
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
Domantas Sabonis scored 37 for Sacramento against the Pistons which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 57.4%. The Kings picked up a 131-110 win, and Keegan Murray also added 32 points which was 2nd on the team.
In their last five games, the Kings are 3-2 and have an overall record of 22-14. On the road, the Kings are 9-7 this season compared to their 13-7 record at home.
Against the spread, Sacramento are currently above .500, at 19-17 ATS. This season, Sacramento has a 14-15 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 5-2 when playing as underdogs.
The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Hornets tell to the Bulls by a score of 119-112. Given that the Hornets were +7 point underdogs going into the game, the game ended in an ATS push. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 215 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Heading into their matchup against the Kings, the Hornets are 8-26 overall and are looking to snap their two game losing streak. When playing on the road, the Hornets are 4-14 compared to their 4-12 record at home this season.
So far, Charlotte’s ATS record is below .500 at 13-19. Charlotte has gone 0-3 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 13-16 when playing as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.1 points per game (8th).
So far this season, the Kings have been one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 15.2, and they are 3rd in three-point attempts at 40.9 per game. Overall, they are 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.
When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 8th in the league at 118.1 points per game. However, their scoring numbers are slightly higher at home compared to on the road. At home, they are averaging 121.3 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. On the road, they are 14th at 114.1 points per game.
Overall, the Kings are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, the Kings are 4th in the NBA at 29.1 per game.
Hornets Offense Breakdown
Charlotte has recorded an average of 109.5 points per game (27th) throughout 34 games games.
This season, the Hornets are 27th in the NBA in scoring at 109.5 points per game. When playing at home, they are averaging 109.2 points per game.
So far, the Hornets are 20th in pace at 98.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 22nd in the league at 46%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 27th in made threes at 11.5 per game. Overall, they are hitting 35% of their attempts from beyond the arc.
Kings Team Defense
Facing Charlotte, the Kings aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 117.8 points allowed per game (22nd). Sacramento’s defense is currently forcing 12.9 turnovers per game, which is 15th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 27th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.9 rejections per game.
Hornets Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 120.0 points per game (25th). Opponents are hitting 56.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 39.2% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Kings And Hornets
Our projections for today’s game indicate that De’Aaron Fox will be the primary scorer for the Kings, with 26 points and going 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.2 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Terry Rozier to be the top scorer for the Hornets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and his scoring average is 24.3 points per game.
Kings vs Hornets Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Sacramento has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 116 points per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 104 points per game in this stretch.
- As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 2-2-1 in their last five games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
We’re putting our money on the Kings to win, and have the projected score sitting at 114-103. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Kings at -7.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 233.5, and our model predicts the Kings and Hornets to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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