Kings vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 19 (Sacramento's Elite Offense Dazzles Home Crowd)

Larry Rupp
Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum
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Kings vs. Hornets Game Info

  • Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • Coverage: NBCS-CA and BSSE

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with nine more games, including a battle between Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings. The Hornets rank last in the Eastern Conference with a dismal 7-23 record, while the Kings check in fifth in the Western Conference with a 16-12 record.

Charlotte is in the midst of an eight-game losing streak, which includes a close 119-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Meanwhile, Sacramento took down the Detroit Pistons, 122-113, on Friday to secure back-to-back road victories. Will Charlotte's losing streak grow to nine in a row on Monday night?

Kings vs. Hornets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SAC: (-460) | CHA: (+360)
  • Spread: SAC: -10 (-110) | CHA: +10 (-110)
  • Total: 241 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Kings enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 241 points, which is the highest of Monday's projected totals.

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Kings vs. Hornets Betting Trends

  • The Kings compiled a 39-42-1 record against the spread last season.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 9 points or more, the Hornets went 3-1 last year.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 43 times in Kings games.
  • The Hornets had 41 of their 82 games go over the point total last year.

Kings vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

It's not hard to understand how the Hornets have lost eight games in a row. Charlotte ranks dead last in offensive efficiency and 27th in defensive efficiency. It also has a -7.1 average scoring margin, which is the second-worst mark in the NBA.

The Kings have developed into a playoff threat with De'Aaron Fox and Damontas Sabonis leading the charge. They are averaging 117.8 points per game (No. 2 in NBA) on a 48.8% shooting mark (No. 4 in NBA) while posting a 1.79 assist-to-turnover ratio (No. 6 in NBA). That is an efficient offense.

Sacramento is 8-1 straight up in its last nine home games, so I'll back the Kings with confidence.

Final Score Prediction: Kings: 127 | Hornets: 113

Kings vs. Hornets Best Bet

The Kings have proven this year that they are capable of taking care of business when they are expected to. They are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) as a home favorite this season and those victories have come by an average of 13.8 points. Sacramento is also 6-3 ATS in its last nine games overall.

Charlotte is a dismal 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall and 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games against a Pacific Division opponent. The Hornets are allowing an insane 128.3 points over their last three games, which gives the offense little chance to keep up, even with LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward healthy.

Bet: Sacramento Kings -10 (-110)

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