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Kings visit Hawks in NBA clash

Sacramento KingsAtlanta Hawks
7-16December 18, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena13-12

Philips Arena will feature Hawks vs. Kings action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-13-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawks are 14-11 ATS. Sacramento is 10-13 against the total, while Atlanta is 14-10-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Hawks installed as -8-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 205.5.

The Hawks - Kings odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-90 win for the Hawks.

The Kings were a 95-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Kings got a terrific 30-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins but Charlotte handed them a 95-87 defeat on Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Hawks were a 114-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta earned a 114-100 victory over Los Angeles on Monday, getting 19 points from Al Horford at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 100.16 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 25 at 101.7 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 46.24% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 43.26% per game.

Next up:
Sacramento at Miami, Friday, December 20th
Atlanta home to Utah, Friday, December 20th