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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings

January 10, 2024


The Sacramento Kings will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte. 



Sacramento enters this game in 5th place in the Western Conference with a record of 22-14 and is coming off a 131-110 win on the road against the Detroit Pistons and has won three of their last four games. The success of the Kings this season can be attributed to offensive play as they are averaging the 8th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 117.74 points per game, however, the Sacramento Kings play at a high tempo which also leads them to allowing a lot of points as they enter this game allowing the 9th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 117.97 points per game. 



Domantas Sabonis enters this game averaging a double-double with 19.7 points and 12.8 rebounds per game while also leading the team in assists with an average of 7.6 assists per game. The Sacramento Kings will look to build off the momentum following the blowout win on the road against the Pistons when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets.



The Charlotte Hornets have been devastated with injuries this season as the majority of their top players including LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward have missed multiple games this season. Charlotte enters with the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 8-26 and has lost 13 of their last 14 games and is on a two-game losing streak following a 112-119 overtime loss at home against the Chicago Bulls on Monday. 



The Hornets have been a below-average team offensively and defensively this season as they are averaging the 4th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 109.53 points per game while allowing the 6th most points per game with an average of 120.03 points per game. The Charlotte Hornets will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.



BookMaker has the Sacramento Kings listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Charlotte has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Sacramento Kings are 19-17 ATS overall, 10-6 ATS on the road, and 13-15 ATS as a favorite this season while the Charlotte Hornets are 14-20 ATS overall, 7-9 ATS at home, and 14-17 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Sacramento enters this game with a better record, however, Charlotte has dominated the series against Sacramento, winning eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Hornets are 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Charlotte Hornets when they host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

Spooky Express Pick: Charlotte Hornets +7