Kings visit Bobcats in NBA clash
Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
The Bobcats will be trying to slam the Kings on Saturday when the teams tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.
This season the Bobcats are 10-29 overall and 15-24 ATS against the number, while the Kings are 15-25 and 16-23-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Charlotte is 20-18-1 on the OU, and Sacramento is 25-15.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bobcats as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 203, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 27-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-91 result in favor of the Kings.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 22-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 26 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sacramento was an 85-69 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (154) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 85-69 against Memphis in NBA action at FedExForum.
Charlotte was a 106-100 winner in its last match on the road against the Magic. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Orlando was scorched by Kemba Walker for 25 points as the Bobcats defated the Magic 106-100 in NBA action on Friday.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a win are 3-7
A few Kings at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Sacramento's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Charlotte is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
Charlotte is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Sacramento at New Orleans, Monday, January 21
Charlotte home to Houston, Monday, January 21