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Sacramento favored by 4.5 against New Orleans on Wednesday

New Orleans HornetsSacramento Kings
March 7, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

New Orleans Hornets vs Sacramento Kings Odds

9-29TEAM RECORD12-26

New Orleans travels to Sacramento on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 9-29 mark with a victory over the Kings.

The Kings sport records of 12-26 and 20-18 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hornets sit at 9-29 and 18-20 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-21 for the Kings and 17-20-1 for the Hornets.

View New Orleans vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Kings installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hornets will win this game 89-87.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 95.3 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 10 at 93.4 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 94.6 points per game when on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

In their last action, New Orleans was an 86-74 loser on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 18 points from Marco Belinelli but lost anyway 86-74 against the Trail Blazers on Monday at Rose Garden.

The Kings were a 119-116 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (235) made winners of OVER bettors. Marcus Thornton went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Denver defeated Sacramento, 119-116 at Pepsi Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Hornets at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
New Orleans is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Sacramento
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 10 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Sacramento is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Denver, Friday, March 9
Sacramento home to Dallas, Friday, March 9

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