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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings

January 22, 2024



The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Sacramento, California to face the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center with the game scheduled to start at 10:00 PM ET on Monday night and will air on NBA TV and Bally Sports Southeast.



Atlanta enters the game with a record of 18-24 which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference following a 95-116 loss at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers, however, the more costly loss in the game against Cleveland was the loss of Trae Young for the next few games as he suffered a concussion. Young has been the best player on the team this season as he is averaging a double-double with 26.9 points and 10.8 assists per game. 



The Hawks have been an above-average team offensively as they are averaging the 4th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 120.95 points per game while allowing the 3rd most points per game with an average of 122.98 points allowed per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to bounce back following the loss against the Cavaliers at home when they travel to face the Sacramento Kings.



The Sacramento Kings are in 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 23-18, however, they are on a four-game losing streak following a 121-126 loss at home against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Sacramento has been an above-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging the 8th most points per game with an average of 118.18 points per game, however, they have been a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 117.78 points per game. 



Domantas Sabonis is averaging a double-double this season with an average of 20.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per game while also leading the team in assists with an average of 8 assists per game. The Sacramento Kings will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.



BookMaker has the Sacramento Kings listed as 8-point favorites at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Atlanta has won two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Hawks have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Atlanta Hawks are 11-31 ATS overall, 7-14 ATS on the road, and 6-14 ATS as an underdog this season while the Sacramento Kings are 22-19 ATS overall, 9-12 ATS at home, and 14-16 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Atlanta will not have their talented point guard, Trae Young, for the game against Sacramento which is a major loss of offensive production for the Hawks. The Kings have been the better team this season and have been the better team at covering the spread going 22-19 ATS overall while the Hawks are 11-31 ATS overall. Lay the points with the Sacramento Kings when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Sacramento Kings -8