Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (3-10) at Atlanta Hawks (2-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCA, FSSE
The Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 94.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.3 points and 1.9 assists. De'Aaron Fox is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven straight road games. Vince Carter is questionable with an illness.
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The Atlanta Hawks also need a win here after losing 12 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.8 points and 6.7 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight home games. Mike Muscala is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Kings are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hawks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Atlanta, 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Any time I have two teams that can't win games outright and are in serious need of a win, I take the points. The Hawks have lost 12 of their last 13 games, so why in the world am I going to eat 4.5 points? It doesn't make sense. The Hawks are being outscored by eight points overall this season and that number doesn't change when playing at home. Of course, the Kings numbers aren't any better, and they've been downright awful against the number. Still, if I have to pick this struggle matchup, I want to have some value, and the value is usually with the free buckets.