Sacramento Kings (1-4) vs. Charlotte Hornets (3-3)
October 31, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1.5; Over/Under: 232.5
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The Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Sacramento Kings look to rebound from a 1-4 start. The Charlotte Hornets look to get a game above a .500 record.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.2 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 27.8 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Keegan Murray is averaging 18.8 points and 4 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 41 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 118.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 23.5 points and 7 rebounds, while Gordon Hayward is averaging 20 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Kings are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The under is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Hornets last 6 overall. The Kings are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Charlotte and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I’m not sure what the Sacramento Kings have done to be favored on the road, but I’m not buying it. The Charlotte Hornets are still banged up with their injured back court, but they’re still finding ways to win games and their offense is still producing. This line doesn’t make sense to me, as the Kings simply aren’t a good team, and it’s weird seeing them in the road favorite role if we’re being honest.