|2/22/2008 Sacramento Kings at Charlotte Bobcats Free Picks by Bill Young|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 22 February 2008 10:00|
The Sacramento Kings travel to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats Friday night and Bill Young says that the Kings will cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the betting at Sacramento –2, but the line has since dropped to Sacramento –1.
Young writes: Sacramento will run away with this one tonight. The Charlotte Bobcats are reeling, losing 8 out of their last 9 games overall. The Kings have won both games after the All-Star break with a great road win at Portland and a dominant home win over Atlanta, both by double-digits. Charlotte scored just 65 points in a 20-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs their last time out. Charlotte is 1-10 ATS when playing 6 or less games in 14 days this season. The Kings own a 14-point win over Charlotte in their only meeting of the season. You can expect another double-digit blood bath here when the Kings get done with the Bobcats. Take Sacramento and lay the points.
Public betting information currently shows that of the 1,904 wagers placed on tonight’s game, 69% of bettors like the Kings -1. Accuscore disagrees with the public and has the Bobcats as a 52% favorite.
Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:
-SACRAMENTO is 20-33 ATS (-16.3 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
-CHARLOTTE is 36-18 ATS (+16.2 Units) after scoring 85 points or less since 1996.
-CHARLOTTE is 47-31 ATS (+12.9 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
-SACRAMENTO is 15-7 ATS (+7.3 Units) after a non-conference game this season.
-SACRAMENTO is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) in non-conference games this season.
-CHARLOTTE is 21-31 ATS (-13.1 Units) in all games this season.
-CHARLOTTE is 11-23 ATS (-14.3 Units) as an underdog this season.
-CHARLOTTE is 30-47 ATS (-21.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
-CHARLOTTE is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more this season.
-SACRAMENTO is 3-2 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
-SACRAMENTO is 3-2 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
-4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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