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Hawks vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 4th
- Betting Odds ATL -1.0, ATL -106 | SAC -115 O/U 244.0
The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 17-20. So far, the team has gone 14-22-1 against the spread. Against the Kings, the Hawks are looking to break out of a 4 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -6.75 points.
Atlanta is trying to bounce back from a 143-141 loss to the Warriors. Going into this game, the team was 1 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Even though Atlanta made a substantial comeback in the 2nd half, it was not enough to make up for their 17 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Trae Young led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 36.4%.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 20-16, while going 19-16-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Sacramento has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.
Sacramento is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Jazz at home. With the 117-115 victory, they also covered the spread as 3 point underdogs. Sacramento went on to win the game, as they led by 9 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was De’Aaron Fox, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 68.2% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 114.5 points per game vs the Kings. While the Hawks were able to maintain their usual level of production against Sacramento, the Kings averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 103.0. In terms of betting, Atlanta has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Sacramento. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +9 points per game in favor of the Hawks. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 0-5. Combined, they averaged 219 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Hawks offense is rated 11th in the league in scoring, averaging 115.2 points per contest. So far, Atlanta is averaging 101.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. If the Hawks offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 27th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
This season, the Hawks offense has primarily worked through Trae Young and Dejounte Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 33 games, Young is 10th in the NBA at 27.5 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 42% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 48.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.5 rebounds for Atlanta to go along with 6.3 assists.
Through 36 games, Sacramento is the 2nd best scoring team at 117.9 points per game. For the season, the Kings have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 6th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 8th team in made field goals per contest.
Against the Hawks, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.
On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 23.8 points per game, placing him 25th in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 50.6% of his shots while accounting for 20.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 16th in points allowed to point-guards. At 18.7 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 20th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 62.5%.
Hawks vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -1
- Free Total Prediction: Under 244.0
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