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Kings Traditionally Hate Playing the Hawks

Expectations for the Atlanta Hawks weren’t particularly high this year, but they’ve looked like one of the best teams in the NBA through two games. The Hawks have yet to face a team that made the playoffs last year, however, and they’ll have another date with a Western Conference bottom-feeder when the Sacramento Kings come to town on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Kings are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games against the Hawks.
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of the Kings' last 14 games against the Hawks.
  • The Kings are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games.

Sportsbooks initially set the Hawks as 7-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 201.5.

The Hawks’ decision to sign hometown boy Dwight Howard was mocked by some, but Atlanta hasn’t had any buyers’ remorse through two games. Howard hauled in 19 rebounds in a 114-99 win over the Washington Wizards in the first game of the season and seven more in only 19 minutes as the Hawks hammered the Philadelphia 76ers 104-72.

Dennis Schroder, who became the team’s starting point guard when Jeff Teague was traded to Indiana in the offseason, has transitioned seamlessly to the role. The 23-year-old is 10-for-19 from the field while handing out 11 assists in 28 minutes of work versus the Sixers on Saturday.

The Kings used to hate playing Atlanta, but they got the monkey off their backs earlier this year. Sacramento snapped a 15-game losing streak in the series with a 91-88 home win in the last meeting on January 21.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Atlanta Hawks as -7-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 201.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 109-100 victory for the Hawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Sacramento Kings vs Atlanta Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Sacramento Kings have seen them go 2-1 and 2-0-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Atlanta Hawks are at 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Hawks are 1-1, while the Sacramento Kings are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Sacramento injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Atlanta Hawks and the No. 19-rated Kings in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Atlanta's No. 7-ranked offense (109 PPG) against a Sacramento Kings defense that ranks No. 9 at 99.67 PPG. The Atlanta Hawks have averaged 49.71% from the field per game, more than the Sacramento Kings have managed so far this NBA season (46.06% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Kings grabbed a 106-103 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday, behind a 29-point effort from DeMarcus Cousins at Golden 1 Center.

Philadelphia was run off the court by the Hawks on Saturday as Atlanta blasted the 76ers 104-72 at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • Sacramento is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Sacramento is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
  • Sacramento is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Sacramento at Miami, Tuesday, November 1st
Atlanta home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 2nd