We delivered an easy winner with our NBA best bet last night as the Atlanta Hawks gets the outright win and cover getting +7 points against the Indiana Pacers. Just like I said the Atlanta Hawks play better without the inefficient Joe Johnson in the lineup. Atlanta ought to shop Johnson prior to the trading deadline because their offense flows much better when everyone is involved in the lineup. With our NBA pick on Wednesday we select from the NBA game between the New Orleans Hornets and Sacramento Kings. The Hornets and Kings will begin this game from the Sacramento home court at 10PM Eastern Time with the NBA League Pass providing the live national television. Our NBA pro basketball play tonight is playing on the New Orleans Hornets +5 ½ points against the Sacramento Kings. The betting odds used for our NBA pick tonight are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The NBA odds opened up in this contest with the Sacramento Kings lined as a -5 ½ point home favorites with an over under of 190 ½ points. Money early from the NBA betting public has landed on the side of the road team as Sacramento has been bet down to a -5 points in some online sportsbooks to a high of -5 ½ points in some betting outlets. The over under has steamed up to 192 ½ points. Bettors who bet the home club Sacramento Kings on the money line will lay -200 odds. Those who believe that the New Orleans Hornets can get the outright win against the Kings can get back +185 odds for their wager on the money line.
The New Orleans Hornets give you effort every night they take the basketball court. They have covered the point spread successfully in 7 of their past 10 games. Center Chris Kaman has given the team a solid presence in the middle as the veteran has been about to produce points and rebounds for this Hornets team. They are also a better defensive team with Kaman as the club has allowed less than 100 points to five of their past six opponents. Players like Trevor Ariza, Jarrett Jack and Marco Belinelli will deliver enough offense for the Hornets to cover this inflated point spread. Another plus for our cause on New Orleans is the team comes in with a day of rest.
The Sacramento Kings returns home losers of 4 straight and 10 of their past 12 games. They have been atrocious on the defensive end of the court as the club has allowed 106 points and 47.8% shooting to their past five opponents. They have not defended the three point shot very well as clubs have made 42.4% from three against the Kings during that span. For the season the Kings allow 47.1% shooting. You can’t lay points with bad defensive teams in the NBA and especially a team with inefficient shooters as their top four scores hit on 43.2% from the field or worse on the year. When Sacramento goes to their bench they have Jimmer Fredette who makes just 38.5% of his shots and John Salmons who hits on just 38.4% from the floor. Before you bet the Hornets get your sportsbook promo codes.