The Sacramento Kings travel to Charlotte to battle the Hornets in an intriguing matchup between a couple of up and coming basketball squads. Neither should make the playoffs this season. Both are competitive in most every game in which they play. Will the Charlotte Hornets protect their home court, or will the Western Conference Kings show how far they’ve come?
Kings vs Hornets NBA Lines & Betting Analysis
When your idols become your rivals… Let your game do the talking. 😤 pic.twitter.com/k4lLLQRKLu— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 15, 2019
- When: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
- TV: FSSE
- Radio: Sacramento / Charlotte
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Charlotte -3 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 230 (-110)
Why Sacramento Kings are a good bet +3?
The Kings are tough to beat because they’re full of players that produce. They don’t have that one star player that can take them over the top. Not yet, anyhow, although they’ve got plenty of guys who are auditioning for star status.
Buddy Heild, Willie Cauley-Stein, De’Aaron Fox, and Marvin Bagley III all play at least 20 minutes a game and all put up double-figures in points. Most put up double-doubles. Justin Jackson hasn’t gotten on track yet and the Kings have a winning record. Charlotte will have trouble dealing with the young players.
- Points/G: 114.7
- Field Goal %: 47
- 3-Point %: 38.9
- Free Throw %: 70.8
- Rebounds/G: 44.8
- Points/G: 115.4
- Field Goal %: 46.8
- 3-Point %: 34.6
- Free Throw %: 76.1
- Rebounds/G: 48.5
Why Charlotte Hornets are a good bet -3?
The NBA schedule makers did the Hornets a disservice by having them play 6 straight games on the road. But, look what Charlotte did in the sixth game? They beat the mighty San Antonio Spurs 108-93 in San Antonio.
Charlotte now returns home where they’re most comfortable. The team relies on an unheralded backcourt in Jeremy Lamb and Kemba Walker. The backcourt should play well enough for the Hornets to beat and cover against Sacramento on Thursday night.
- Points/G: 112
- Field Goal %: 45.2
- 3-Point %: 35.8
- Free Throw %: 78.9
- Rebounds/G: 44.6
- Points/G: 111.8
- Field Goal %: 46.5
- 3-Point %: 34.9
- Free Throw %: 77.6
- Rebounds/G: 46.2
NBA Betting Trends for Kings vs Hornets
- Sacramento is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
- Sacramento is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 5 games
- Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
- Charlotte is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games at home
Kings vs Hornets Final NBA Betting Analysis
Charlotte’s deep and healthy with only Cody Zeller injured. But, the Kings have been on fire lately. Sacramento beat Charlotte 104-97 a few games ago.
Not much has changed since then. Sacramento’s not only 5-1 against the spread in their last 6, but they’re also on a 3 game winning streak. The Kings should find it much more difficult to pull of the victory here. They’ll definitely keep it close. This game should come down to a final possession. Taking the points makes sense.
NBA Betting Pick: Sacramento Kings +3