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Kings vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Atlanta Hawks
- Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds ATL -6, SAC +194 | ATL -240 O/U 238.5
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 10-6, while going 12-3-1 vs the spread. Against the Hawks, the Kings are going for their 8th straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 11.71 points per game in this stretch.
Sacramento is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Grizzlies. With the 113-109 victory, they also covered the spread as 3 point underdogs. In the game, Sacramento was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Grizzlies by 5 going into the second half. In the win, De’Aaron Fox led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 52.4%.
The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 10-7. So far, the team has gone 7-10-0 against the spread. Against the spread, Atlanta has a mark of 0-3. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.
Not only did the Hawks drop their last game to the Cavaliers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 114-102 as 3 point underdogs. Atlanta was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Cavaliers by 12 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Young, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 45.5% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In their 2 wins over the Kings, the Hawks won by scores of 108-102 and 104-102. Last year, the Kings saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Hawks, averaging 103.0 points per game. While the Kings struggled on offense in the series, the Hawks maintained their usual level of scoring at 114.5 vs Sacramento. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Hawks have an average scoring margin of +5 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. A combined average of 221 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 120.9 points per game. So far, Sacramento is averaging 101.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 4th team in made field goals per contest.
Currently, the Kings defense is ranked 29th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.77 points per game vs the unit.
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 25.87 points per game. For the season, he is 33rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.2% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 5.0 boards and 6.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 8th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 16 games, he is averaging 17.0 and is 38th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 114.4 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 9.2 made 3’s per game. Atlanta appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are the a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 27.19 points per game. For the season, he is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 23.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 3.19 boards and 9.5 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 14th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 17 games, he is averaging 20.47 and is 79th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Kings vs Hawks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hawks -6
- Free Total Prediction: Over 238.5
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