Atlanta Hawks (18-23) vs. Sacramento Kings (23-18)
On Monday, January 22, 2024 in an exciting NBA matchup, Atlanta Hawks (18-23) are set to face Sacramento Kings (23-18), who boast an equally impressive record. Fans and bettors alike can anticipate this matchup that takes place at Golden 1 Center and is broadcast by NBA TV; both teams aim to improve their records while hoping for long-term stability within each franchise. It serves as an engaging backdrop for Best online betting with both teams displaying unique strategies and potentials against one another – fans as much as bettors!
The Atlanta Hawks have displayed a high-scoring offense this season, averaging 121 points per game on 46.6% field goal shooting and making 13.7 three-pointers per game at 36.1% success rate. Their shooting prowess stands out with 13.7 three-pointers made per game at an average success rate of 36.1%; however, their defense seems weak as they allow a significant number of points through conceding points through turnovers or fouling out (18 per game). Rebounding numbers remain decent with 44.9 rebound per game while assist-turnover ratio and high foul rate (19 per game) suggest areas for improvement when maintaining possession and defensively without fouling are factors.
Sacramento Kings have also been performing well. Averaging 118.2 points per game, they narrowly trail Atlanta Hawks in terms of scoring but outdistance them with their field goal percentage (47.7%) and three-point shooting (37.1%) rates per game; their 28.9 average assists per game reflect their strong team play while 72.5% free throw percentage could play into close games – it may make the outcome unpredictable! Their defensive stats also appear comparable – signalling that it could be another high scoring contest between these teams!
Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings Game Info
|Monday, January 22, 2024, at 10:00 PM ET
|Golden 1 Center
|NBA League Pass
Dejounte Murray (SG) vs. Domantas Sabonis (PF)
Dejounte Murray has been an incredible player this season for the Hawks. Averaging 21 points over 34.6 minutes played and contributing 4.8 assists per game on offense, Murray stands out. However, his 2.2 turnovers per game could present problems against Kings’ defense; therefore Murray’s defensive contributions like his 1.4 steals per game may prove instrumental in stopping their offense.
Domantas Sabonis, the Kings’ power forward, brings an impressive presence to their lineup. Averaging 20.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per game, Sabonis stands out both offensively and on the boards as a major threat both offensively and on the boards. His 8 assists per game showcase his role as an integral member of their offense while his 3.3 turnovers per game and higher foul rate (3.2 per game) may allow Hawks opportunities for capitalizing. Sabonis will need to control his environment effectively in this matchup! Sabonis’ skills at controlling paint space will be key!
Murray and Sabonis offer an intriguing contrast in styles. Murray’s agile and scoring prowess from the perimeter are contrasted against Sabonis’ strength and dominance inside, so Murray will need to utilize his speed and defensive acumen against Sabonis while Sabonis should utilize his size and rebounding ability to dictate game tempo. Their performances will have significant ramifications on their respective teams’ fortunes; especially Murray’s perimeter defense and Sabonis’ interior play which will be key components.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds have yet to be released, but given their superior record and home-court advantage, the Kings are expected to be heavily favored.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Hawks have displayed some resilience recently, going 3-2 in their last five games and going over in only one. Unfortunately, their performance against the spread has been less impressive, particularly on road games where they are 6-15 against it; total score has exceeded in only 1 of those five matches, suggesting inconsistency when high scoring matches arise.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Kings have found success against the spread despite recent struggles (1-4 in their last 5 games). Their home record against the spread stands out at 13-7; additionally, most home games go over their total in terms of scoring action.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings 1/22/24 Betting Picks
As both teams possess formidable offensive capabilities and vulnerable defensive units, this game should produce high scoring action. Given their home court advantage and more consistent team play, Sacramento appears to be the safer bet; for NBA picks and predictions purposes, betting on them to cover the spread or an over-total points could be wise options.
Free Pick and Prediction: Sacramento Kings 126, Atlanta Hawks 120