Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings - 10/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (2-1) at Atlanta Hawks (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -7 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings invade the Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
The Hawks look to improve to 3-0 on the season after cruising past the 76ers in a 104-72 rout on Saturday afternoon. Paul Millsap led the team with 17 points, Kyle Korver added 15 points, Dennis Schroder added 11 points with 11 assists while Mike Muscala added 14 points off the bench as the Hawks made light work of the 76ers, holding them to just 35 percent shooting from the field while forcing 20 turnovers to earn the easy victory.
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Meanwhile, the Kings are now 2-1 on the season following their 106-103 over the Timberwolves on Saturday night. DeMarcus Cousins led from the front with 29 points, seven rebounds and four assists while Rudy Gay added 28 points on 11 of 20 shooting as the Kings came all the way back from an 18-point deficit thanks to a dominant 31-12 third quarter effort. As a team, the Kings still have plenty of work to do as they allowed the Wolves to shoot a healthy 51.4 percent from the field, but they'll gain plenty of confidence from the win as you always do when you escape with a win after being down by so many.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record, while the Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games following a win.
Head to head, the Kings are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Atlanta.
The Kings will be bouyed by their comeback win in their last outing but they're coming up against a Hawks team fresh off a blowout victory and looking for a third straight win. I was impressed with the Kings on Saturday, but the Hawks have looked great so far and I'm sticking with them to get the win at home and continue their strong start.