Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 19 (12/19): NBA

Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 19 (12/19): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Hornets money line -200
Hornets spread -5.5 (-110)
Kings money line +170
Kings spread +5.5 (-110)
Over / under 227.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Charlotte Hornets Sacramento Kings
Record 14-12 14-11
Home / road record 9-5 6-7
Streak W2 L1
Points per game 109.25 118.50
Points allowed per game 108.00 115.00
Rebounds per game 40.50 41.67
Over / under record 13-13 11-13-1
 

Preview

The Sacramento Kings continue on the road and will visit the Charlotte Hornets at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. These teams faced each other 2 times last season and the Hornets won both games.  

 

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets get here with a 7-18 record and are 4-8 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Southeast. In their last game at home, they lost 122-116 against the Nets. Terry Rozier scored 29 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 28 for the Hornets and has scored at least 20 points in 6 consecutive games.

Kelly Oubre Jr is leading the team with 20.4 points per game. M. Plumlee leads in rebounds with 8.3 per game while Smith Jr. has 6.3 assists for Charlotte.

In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 3-7, averaging 110.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117 points.

Sacramento Kings

The Kings have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 6-7 on the road ranking 2nd in the Pacific Division. In their last game on the road, they lost 112-99 against the New York Knicks. Domantas Sabonis led Sacramento with 20 points. Keegan Murray had 18 and Kevin Huerter 17 as the Kings were held under 100 points for the first time this season.

Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Kings. Kevin Huerter is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

In their last 10 games the Kings are 5-5, averaging 112.8 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Sacramento are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Charlotte.

Sacramento are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Charlotte.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games on the road.

Sacramento are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.

Charlotte are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games against Sacramento.

Charlotte are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Hornets have been on fire offensively since the return of James Harden and have averaged over 130 poins per game in the last 2 games. The Kings have been up and down this season and have one if their best players questionable in De'Aron Fox. The Sixers have dominated the Kings beating them in the last 7 meetings and with the team mostly healthy I think this trend continues. Take the Hornets.

PICK: Hornets -5.5 (-110)

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