The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Sacramento Kings at 10 p.m. ET Friday at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento is 4-4 overall and 1-2 at home, while the Hornets are 5-4 overall and 3-2 on the road. The Hornets won both matchups between these teams last season.
Sacramento is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Kings vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 230.5. Before entering any Hornets vs. Kings picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Kings vs. Hornets spread: Kings -1.5
- Kings vs. Hornets over-under: 230.5 points
What you need to know about the Kings
You can’t lose the game if you win every quarter, and that was precisely the Kings’ strategy against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Sacramento captured a comfortable 112-99 win. Among those leading the charge for it was point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who had 20 points and seven assists.
The Kings have done a great job of protecting the ball this season as their 12.8 turnovers per game is the fewest in the league. But even with the extra possessions, Sacramento still only ranks 12th in the league with 109.9 points per game. Harrison Barnes is leading Sacramento in scoring (23.3 PPG) to go along with 9.5 rebounds per game, both of which are career-highs for the 29-year-old.
What you need to know about the Hornets
Meanwhile, Charlotte’s and the Golden State Warriors‘ contest on Wednesday was up for grabs at halftime, but Charlotte was thoroughly outmatched 61-40 in the second half. Charlotte ended up on the wrong side of a painful 114-92 walloping at the Warriors’ hands. One thing holding the Hornets back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Terry Rozier, who did not have his best game: he played for 34 minutes but put up just five points on 2-for-12 shooting.
The Hornets are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA and they are lighting up the scoreboard with a league-leading 114.7 points per game. On the other hand, they also have the league’s worst defense, allowing 114.9 points per game. Charlotte could be a little shorthanded for Friday’s game as forward P.J. Washington (elbow) is doubtful while guard LaMelo Ball (hip) is probable.
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