Kings take on Hornets in hoops contest
Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The New Orleans Hornets host Sacramento on Sunday, looking to build on their 19-37 mark against the 19-37 Kings in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans will face the 19-37 Kings, who own a 23-32-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hornets are 30-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 32-23-1 favoring the OVER.
For bettors going with the Hornets in this one, they were listed earlier as 6-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 200.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Hornets and the No. 29-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-91 result in favor of the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.2 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.6 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 122-108 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (230) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Kings got a terrific 30-point performance from Isaiah Thomas but Atlanta handed them a 122-108 defeat on Friday at Philips Arena.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 104-100 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 23 points from Eric Gordon but lost anyway 104-100 against the Mavericks on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Kings at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Sacramento is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
New Orleans is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento at Miami, Tuesday, February 26
New Orleans home to Brooklyn, Tuesday, February 26