Kings vs Hornets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 28, 2021

The Sacramento Kings (13-20) are only 2-point favorites as they look to stop a five-game home losing streak when they host the Charlotte Hornets (15-17) on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Golden 1 Center. The contest airs at 10:00 PM ET on FS-SE. The point total for the matchup is 238.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 28, 2021, 7:08 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Kings vs Hornets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 28

Kings:
Tyrese Haliburton: Day To Day (Calf),
Hassan Whiteside: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jabari Parker: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Chimezie Metu: Out (Wrist)

Hornets:
Caleb Martin: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Devonte’ Graham: Day To Day (Knee),
Cody Zeller: Day To Day (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (+2)
Total Pick Under (238.5)
Prediction Hornets 116, Kings 115

The model has the Hornets as 0.2-point favorites in this one despite the opposite prediction from DraftKings. However, the margin between the two lines is only 2.2 points.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (229.3 points) much lower than the DraftKings over/under (238.5 points). Bet on the under.

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Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 32 22.8 3.3 7.2 1.2 0.5 1.9
Harrison Barnes 30 16.2 6.2 3.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Buddy Hield 33 15.5 4.5 3.0 0.8 0.3 3.6
Marvin Bagley III 31 13.7 7.5 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.0
Tyrese Haliburton 30 13.2 3.6 5.4 1.4 0.6 2.4

Kings Player Props

  • De’Aaron Fox’s PRA prop total for the contest is posted at 32.5, 0.8 less than his season average of 33.3.
  • Richaun Holmes’ rebounding prop total for the game is listed at 7.5 rebounds, 0.7 rebounds less than his season average of 8.2.
  • Buddy Hield’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 3.6.
  • Holmes’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 30 21.5 5.3 3.7 1.3 0.4 2.1
Terry Rozier 30 20.6 3.9 3.1 1.3 0.4 3.4
LaMelo Ball 32 15.1 6.1 6.1 1.6 0.3 1.9
Devonte’ Graham 25 13.6 3.0 5.7 1.0 0.0 2.8
Malik Monk 19 12.6 2.8 1.7 0.3 0.1 2.5

Hornets Player Props

  • Gordon Hayward’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 18.5, 3.0 points less than his season average of 21.5.
  • LaMelo Ball’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 4.8 lower than his season average of 27.3.
  • Terry Rozier’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 3.4.
  • Ball’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Kings have a 47.5% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.6% higher than the 46.9% of shots the Hornets’ opponents have made.
  • Sacramento has a 9-11 record against the spread and an 8-12 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
  • Charlotte is 12-2 against the spread and 11-4 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 47.5% from the field.
  • The Hornets are shooting 46% from the field, 3.1% lower than the 49.1% the Kings’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Charlotte has put together a 4-3 record against the spread and a 4-3 straight up record in games it shoots over 49.1% from the field.
  • When Sacramento’s opponents shoot greater than 46% from the field, it is 7-2 against the spread and 7-2 overall.
  • The Kings shoot 36.3% from three-point range, 1.1% lower than the 37.4% the Hornets allow to opponents.
  • Sacramento has put together a 6-6 record against the spread and a 6-6 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 37.4% of its three-point shots.
  • Charlotte is 8-6 against the spread and 9-6 overall when its opponents shoot better than 36.3% from deep.
  • The Hornets shoot 38.2% from beyond the arc this season. That’s only 2.1 percentage points lower than the Kings have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (40.3%).
  • Charlotte has a 10-3 ATS record and is 9-5 straight-up when the team hits more than 40.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Sacramento is 11-3 ATS and 10-4 overall in games it shoots above 38.2% from deep.
  • The Kings connect on 12.2 three-pointers per game this season, 1.7 fewer makes per game than the Hornets give up (13.9).
  • Charlotte has gone 10-6 against the spread and 11-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Sacramento makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 3-14 ATS and 2-15 straight up.
  • The Kings are the 20th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Hornets allow the 28th-fewest makes from deep.

Kings vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Kings Rank Kings AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
11th 114 Points Scored 111.6 18th
30th 120.1 Points Allowed 112.8 21st
17th 42.8 Rebounds 44.1 14th
13th 10.4 Off. Rebounds 10.8 9th
20th 12.2 3pt Made 13.9 8th
11th 25.7 Assists 26.9 3rd
16th 13.6 Turnovers 14.7 26th

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