NBA odds preview - Hawks vs. Kings
Atlanta Hawks vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The Kings will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hawks tip off at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday in NBA play.
Sacramento battles the Hawks, currently with a 3-4 mark (2-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Kings and 1-5-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Kings, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 92-86 victory for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 28 in the league with 38.9 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 8 with 7.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.8 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 92-88 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta suffered a 92-88 loss against Golden State on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Lou Williams in a losing effort at Oracle Arena.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 103-86 loser at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Kings got 16 points from James Johnson, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 103-86 final on Tuesday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Hawks at Kings trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Sacramento's last 11 games at home
Sacramento is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Orlando, Monday, November 19
Sacramento home to Brooklyn, Sunday, November 18