Hawks vs. Kings Pick
811 Atlanta Hawks at 812 Sacramento Kings, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Kings are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 212.5 points.
Sacramento opened as a 2.5-point favorite before the line went down a point, while the total has remained at 212.5. The Kings are a 2-point favorite at most books, while others such as YouWager have it at -1.5. The over-under is at 212.5 everywhere.
As of Thursday afternoon, 54 percent of public bets are coming in on the Kings. Online wager info also states that 58 percent of bets are being placed on the over.
Hawks power forward John Collins (ankle) is out tonight, while point guard Malcolm Delaney (ankle) is out indefinitely. Point guard Jaylen Morris (ankle) is out until early April. Shooting guard Kent Bazemore (knee) is out for the season. Small forward DeAndre Bembry (abdominal) and shooting guard Antonius Cleveland (ankle) are both out indefinitely. For Sacramento, shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (hamstring) is probable. Power forward Zach Randolph (illness) is questionable. Small forward Garrett Temple (ankle) is out, while shooting guard Iman Shumpert (foot) is out indefinitely. Power forward Harry Giles (knees) is out for the season.
Atlanta is a dreadful 6-28 straight up on the road this season, but is coming off an impressive 99-94 triumph at the previously red-hot Jazz as point guard Dennis Schroder poured in a career-best 41 points. The Hawks dominated the first meeting this season at their arena to the tune of 126-80 back in November. The Hawks have covered the spread in eight of the last 10 matchups and are coming in with confidence. Atlanta has to get the wins where it can since it is at the Warriors last night with Steph Curry expected to return to action. The Kings are only 12-23 straight up at home this season. Take a shot on the Hawks.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +1.5