Kings vs. Hawks Betting Preview - Prediction ATS
The Hawks will look to get back on track when they host the Kings who have been rolling with with seven consecutive wins. The oddsmaker has Atlanta as a -6 home favorite with the total offered up at 239.5.
- Bogdan Bogdanovic (Out) Knee
- De'Andre Hunter (Probable) Illness
The Kings come into today's matchup with an overall record of 10-6. So far, the team has gone 12-3-1 against the spread. Over the team's seven-game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 11.71 points per game.
The Kings are coming off a 113-109 win over the Grizzlies. This away win came despite entering the game as the 3-point underdogs. In the game, Sacramento was able to hold on to their first-half lead, as they led the Grizzlies by five going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was De'Aaron Fox, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 52.4% of his shots.
The Hawks come into today's matchup with an overall record of 10-7. So far, the team has gone 7-10-0 against the spread. Over the team's past three games, Atlanta has an overall record of 1-2, including going 0-3 against the spread.
Not only did the Hawks drop their last game to the Cavaliers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 114-102 as 3-point underdogs. Atlanta was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 5. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Young, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 45.5% of his shots.
In their two wins over the Kings, the Hawks won by scores of 108-102 and 104-102. Last year, the Kings saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Hawks, averaging 103.0 points per game. While the Kings struggled on offense in the series, the Hawks maintained their usual level of scoring at 114.5 vs. Sacramento. In terms of betting, Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous five matchups vs. Sacramento. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +5 points per game in favor of the Hawks. A combined average of 221 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Heading into play, the Kings' offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 1st points per contest. The Kings come into the game as one of the league's better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.4 made 3's per game. If the Sacramento offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball, as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Currently, the Kings defense is ranked 29th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.77 points per game vs. the unit.
Point Guard De'Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 25.87 points per game. For the season, he is 33rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.2% of the team's field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 5.0 boards and 6.4 assists per contest. In today's game, he is facing off against the NBA's 8th-ranked defense at defending point guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game, sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 16 games, he is averaging 17.0 and is 38th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 17 games, Atlanta is the 10th best scoring team at 114.4 points per game. Coming into today's game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 9.2 made 3's per game. Atlanta appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below-average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
On offense, Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring at 27.19 points per game, placing him 11th in the NBA. Overall, Young has hit 39.8% of his shots while accounting for 23.6% of the team's looks from the field. In today's game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 14th in points allowed to point guards. At 20.47 points per game, Dejounte Murray is the 2nd leading scorer for the Hawks. For the season, he is 79th in the league in player efficiency rating while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.2%.
- Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last five games playing on 0 days' rest.
- Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last four games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
- Hawks are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Hawks are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight-up loss of more than 10 points.
Kings vs. Hawks Prediction ATS 11/23/22
The Kings have been playing great basketball, winners of seven games in a row. This is a bad spot for them in Atlanta though. We've got the Hawks winning by double digits!