Hornets vs Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 1/2/24

Sacramento Kings (19-12) vs Charlotte Hornets (7-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -16.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets have lost 11 straight games. The Sacramento Kings look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets have lost to the Heat, Pelicans, 76ers, Raptors, Pacers, Nuggets, Clippers, Lakers, and Suns during this streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 121.1 points on 49.9 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 23.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Miller is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

The Sacramento Kings rebounded from a loss to the Trail Blazers with wins over the Hawks and Grizzlies. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 117.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 30 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.4 points and 12.3 rebounds. Keegan Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kings rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (73.6%).
  • The Kings rank 29th in the league for H1 opponent points per game this season (60.6).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (39.7%).
  • The Hornets have missed the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - longest active streak in the NBA

Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings prediction

I'm not a fan of laying massive numbers like this in the NBA, but the Charlotte Hornets are god awful, and them being on the end of a back to back doesn't help. The Hornets have lost 11 straight games, and they've failed to cover 6 of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are a young, athletic team that likes to push the pace, and that could give a Hornets squad issues given they played last night. Crazy number, but it's the Kings or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -16.5

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