Hornets vs. Kings Prediction
The Charlotte Hornets will be in Sacramento on Saturday night when they take on the Kings at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will these two teams generate enough offense to push the final score over the number?
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 12, 2019
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Kings are 5.5-point favorites to beat the Hornets. The total, meanwhile, sits at 233.5 points and as of this writing, 68% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Kings to cover the point spread.
Charlotte Hornets Fantasy Spin
Tony Parker (rest) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Kings. It's the second night of a back-to-back set after the Hornets were blown out in Portland. Devonte Graham was headed to a DNP-CD, but he got the garbage time. Graham will be the backup to Kemba Walker, but he is unlikely to see minutes on the wing. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Sacramento Kings Fantasy Spin
Coach Dave Joerger talked up Harry Giles after Thursday's game against the Pistons. Giles went off for a career-high 14 points with two steals and three blocks in the win. After the game, Joerger said he grabbed Giles in the middle of Thursday's game to tell him "I feel like you're getting better and the work that you put in, you’re getting better." Plus, Joerger had more praise on top of that. "I thought he did some good things around the rim," Joerger said after the game. "I thought he contested some shots and he caught some passes that might have ended up in the second row; he has some great hands." Maybe Giles could stay ahead of Kosta Koufos, and his upside for well-rounded lines from a premium position could make him a possible add in leagues where you have to be one step ahead.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall.
The Kings are a perfect 11-0 at the betting window in their last 11 games versus Southeast opponents.
The over is 3-0-1 in the Hornets’ last four games overall, is 9-1-1 in their last 11 road games and has cashed in seven of their last 10 games when playing the second game of a back-to-back. On the other side, the over is 20-8 in the Kings’ last 28 games overall, is 13-3 in their last 16 games coming off a win and is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Hornets/Kings over 233.5