Hawks at Kings - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (25-17) at Sacramento Kings (17-23)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -1 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and three assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.5 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last 10 road games.
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The Sacramento Kings look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.9 points and 11.1 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.6 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have won five of their last eight home games.
The Hawks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Hawks are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento and 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
I like the way the Kings are playing right now, as they're scoring with consistency and seem to be gaining confidence in terms of playoffs. The Hawks are coming off a tough game Wednesday against Portland and now has to go on the road again. I like Sacramento to get another big victory.