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Sacramento favored by -5 against Charlotte on Saturday

Charlotte BobcatsSacramento Kings
14-20January 04, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena10-21

The visiting Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Sleep Train Arena against the Kings.

This season the Kings are 10-21 overall and 12-17-2 ATS against the number, while the Bobcats are 14-20 and 19-14-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 17-14 on the OU, and Charlotte is 13-20-1.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 200.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 21 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 22. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 88-87 result in favor of the Bobcats today.

Charlotte was a 134-104 loser in its last match on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 238 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Thursday as Portland blasted them 134-104 at Rose Garden.

The Kings were a 113-104 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (217) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento got 33 points from DeMarcus Cousins en route to a 113-104 loss at the hands of Sacramento on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 15 in the league with 43.12 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. 22-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 29 with 5.15 per contest.

Next up:
Charlotte home to Washington, Tuesday, January 7th
Sacramento home to Portland, Tuesday, January 7th