Sacramento Kings (21-14) vs. Charlotte Hornets (8-25)
Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets 1/10/24 – On Wednesday night’s NBA matchup between Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets promises to be an intriguing encounter, featuring teams with distinct team dynamics this season. Fans and bettors looking for free basketball selections will find this contest particularly captivating given both teams’ recent performances.
Sacramento Kings have been performing exceptionally this season. Averaging 118.3 points per game on 47.6% field goal shooting with 15.3 three-pointers made per game at 37.3% rate (making 15.3 threes every game, though their free-throw percentage stands at 72.9%), they display strong offensive capabilities as evidenced by their 47.6% field goal percentage and average 118.3 points per game with 12.9 turnovers on average per game on defense.
Charlotte Hornets have experienced less success this season, scoring 109.5 points per game while shooting 46.5% from the field and making 11 three-point shots per game at 35.7% (lower than Sacramento Kings’). Although free throw shooting success rate stands out with an excellent 78.8% success rate and matching up on offensive rebounds with Sacramento Kings; their turnover rate at 13.2 per game as well as reduced defensive rebound levels are two key areas where Charlotte lags behind.
Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets 1/10/24 Game Info
|Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
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De’Aaron Fox (PG) vs. LaMelo Ball (PG)
De’Aaron Fox is having a career-year, averaging personal bests with 29.2 points and 6.1 assists. His explosive scoring and playmaking have unlocked the Kings offense. However, his focus sometimes wavers on defense, and his outside shooting remains inconsistent. If he is locked in, Fox can dominate the game.
LaMelo Ball returned on January 3rd after missing over a month with an ankle injury. He makes the Hornets dangerous with his superb court vision and flair for the highlight reel. Ball must improve his shot selection and defense to become an elite player. Rust could still be a factor coming off injury, which would further hinder the Hornets against the red-hot Kings. If Ball regains his peak form, he could give Fox problems with his length and creativity.
The elite speed and scoring ability of Fox should overwhelm Ball and the Hornets defense. Even if Ball elevates the Hornets offense, expect Fox and the Kings’ multifaceted attack to simply have too much firepower.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this game will be critical in determining the favorites, with the Kings likely to be favored given their superior record and recent form.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Kings are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 and 9-6 ATS on the road this season. They have also been a solid over play recently, going over the total in 13 of their last 19 home contests. Backing Sacramento to cover and pushing the game over 237 total points seem like strong wagers.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte has been awful against the spread, with a 12-21 ATS record overall and 7-11 mark at home. The totals have leaned slightly to the over in their games. Their poor ATS record shows not much is expected from them, even at home, against quality opponents like the Kings.
Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets 1/10/24 Betting Picks
Considering the trends and statistics, the Kings appear to be the safer bet. Their offensive strength and recent form make them the favorites in this matchup. However, the Hornets, with the potential for high-scoring games, might offer value in over/under bets.
In terms of betting picks, the Kings are likely the better choice for a straight win. For those seeking more value, exploring prop bets or over/under options, particularly focusing on individual performances like Fox’s scoring or Ball’s assists, could be beneficial. For premium tips and predictions, it’s essential to consider the recent form and specific player matchups, which in this case, could heavily influence the game’s dynamics.The Kings likely securing a win through their superior offensive execution and recent momentum.
Free Pick and Prediction: Sacramento Kings 115, Charlotte Hornets 105.