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In this battle between two teams sitting on the bottom places of their respective conference, the tied for last in the West Sacramento Kings (0-4), still looking for their first win this season, are hosting the tied for second-worse in the East Charlotte Hornets (1-3), who also want to end a losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 10-30-2019, 22:00 EDT
Spread: Sacramento Kings -7.5
Sacramento Kings have a 0-4 record (0-4 against the spread) so far this season and tied with the Pelicans in the last place of the West. In their last game they lost at home against the Nuggets with a 94-101 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by De’Aaron Fox with 16.2 ppg, adding a team high 6 dimes per game. He is followed by Buddy Hield with 14.2 ppg and 4 boards per game.
Charlotte Hornets have a 1-3 record (2-2 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with two more teams in the 12th place of the East. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 96-111 score, beating the odds They are led in scoring by Devonte Graham with 17.5 ppg, adding a team high 7.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Cody Zeller with 16 ppg and a team high 13 boards per game.
In their two meetings last season each team won once at home (Kings by 7 points and Hornets by 19). Kings are 0-2 at home, while Hornets are 0-2 on the road. Hornets are better offensively, scoring 105.5 ppg to Kings’ 95.5, while Kings are better defensively, allowing 115 ppg to Hornets’ 119.5. Hornets have better percentages both in field goals (44.2% to 39.6%) and in 3-pointers (40.1% to 34.1%). Kings on the other hand are better in boards grabbed (42.2 to 41.5), while Hornets are better in dimes made (24.2 to 18.8) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (18 to 18.2). Bookmakers give the Kings a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win.
Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction: Sacramento Kings -7.5 (-109)
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