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New Orleans Hornets vs Sacramento Kings Odds
New Orleans pays a visit to Sacramento on Wednesday, hoping to send the Kings to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Power Balance Pavilion.
Sacramento battles the Hornets, currently with a 27-51 mark (39-39 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 44-32-1 for the Kings and 41-37 for the Hornets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Hornets listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 202 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Kings, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-94 victory for the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 20 in the league with 41.3 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 19 with 6.5 per contest.
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.2 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 104-96 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans suffered a 104-96 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Eric Gordon in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.
Sacramento lost its last outing, an 89-87 result against the Grizzlies on April 7. The Kings covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Sacramento suffered an 89-87 loss against Memphis on Sunday, getting 22 points from DeMarcus Cousins in a losing effort at Power Balance Pavilion.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hornets at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
New Orleans is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Sacramento is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 11 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
New Orleans home to LA Clippers, Friday, April 12
Sacramento at San Antonio, Friday, April 12