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Pointspread favors Kings in battle with Hawks

Atlanta Hawks Sacramento Kings
1-2 November 05, 2013, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena 1-2



The Hawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Kings in Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday in NBA action.

Sacramento will face the 1-2 Hawks, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 1-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 3-0 favoring the OVER.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Kings as -2.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 201, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Kings and the No. 21-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-87 win for the Hawks on Tuesday.

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The Hawks were a 105-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 105-103 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 22 points from Kyle Korver in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 98-87 loser on the road against the Warriors. They earned a push of the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento suffered a 98-87 loss against Golden State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Ben McLemore in a losing effort at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 23-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 18 in the league with 6.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 9 per outing.

Next up:
Atlanta at Denver, Thursday, November 7th
Sacramento at Portland, Friday, November 8th