Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (4-7) at Atlanta Hawks (8-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -4 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks square off Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a big win here after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 28 points and 11 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.2 points and 2.7 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 9.5 assists and Kosta Koufos is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.4 percent from downtown and have topped 100 points in seven of their 11 games. The Kings now just have to figure things out on the defensive side of the ball. This is only the Kings third road game of the year and first in two weeks. Willie Cauley-Stein and Darren Collison are questionable.
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The Atlanta Hawks could use a nice home win after losing four of their last five games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.8 points and 8.9 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.5 assists and Thabo Sefolosha is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a Tuesday loss to the Nets in which they allowed 44 percent shooting and turned the ball over 20 times. The Hawks have lost seven of their last 11 regular season games when scoring under 100 points. Four of the Hawks eight wins have come on their home court. Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore are questionable.
The Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast and 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 road games. The Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Kings are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
While the Kings have found their groove a little bit with the return of Cousins, the Hawks are head and shoulders the better team here and have to be eager to bounce back from a loss to the Nets. Give me the home team in a comfortable win.