Kings visit Hornets in NBA clash
Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Monday when the Kings of Sacramento hit the hard court against the Hornets of New Orleans.
The Hornets sport records of 13-27 and 21-19 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 16-25 and 17-23-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-20 for the Hornets and 25-16 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hornets, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-92 victory for the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 28-ranked offense (92.8 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.6 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.8 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.
The Kings were a 97-93 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. Marcus Thornton scored 18 points leading the Kings to a 97-93 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 116-112 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (228) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Orleans suffered a 116-112 loss against Golden State on Saturday, getting 23 points from Eric Gordon in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Kings at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Sacramento's last 15 games
Sacramento is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Sacramento is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Sacramento
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans's last 15 games at home
Sacramento home to Phoenix, Wednesday, January 23
New Orleans at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 23