Hawks vs. Kings Pick
Can the Atlanta Hawks go on the road and cover as a favorite when they face the Sacramento Kings tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Atlanta is the slight favorite on the road, as the Hawks are getting odds of -2 points against the Kings. The over/under total for the game is listed at 208 points. Atlanta won the first meeting this season, 106-95 at home, on Oct. 31. The Hawks have won and covered the spread in nine of the last 10 meetings with the Kings.
Atlanta is coming off a 117-106 win against Denver on Wednesday for its third win in four games. The Hawks are now 31-22 overall and 27-26 against the spread. Atlanta is averaging 104 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 104.3 points per contest. On the road, the Hawks are only putting up 101.5 points per game. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.9points and 8 rebounds per game to lead the team while Dennis Schroder is adding 17.4 points and 6.3 assists per contest.
Sacramento has won and covered in two of its last three games. The Kings are now 21-32 overall and 26-25-2 against the spread. They are averaging 103.3 points per game on offense while giving up 105.9 on defense. DeMarcus Cousins is leading the team with 27.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game while Darren Collison is adding 13.4 points and 4 assists per game. Point guard Ty Lawson is doubtful to play tonight because of a thigh injury. He is adding 9 points and 4.5 assists per contest.
The Hawks have the better team on paper, but the Kings have been respectable at home. However, injuries have been piling up for Sacramento. The team also lost Rudy Gay and now Lawson is likely out. Atlanta brings some great guards to the floor that should be able to work past the Kings. Cousins won’t have enough help to stop all of Atlanta’s weapons.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS -2