Sacramento Kings (5-9) at Charlotte Hornets (7-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 — Over/Under: 207.5
The Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a nice road win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 103.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.7 points and 11.2 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 13.3 points and 4.2 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 10.1 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.9 percent from downtown but are getting just 61.4 points from their starting unit. The Kings must also take better care of the ball after averaging 16.5 turnovers per game. The Kings have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Rudy Gay is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Charlotte Hornets hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Nicolas Batum is averaging 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 16.8 points and 5.2 assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Jeremy Lamb is dishing 1.4 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are getting 39.2 points from their bench and are 6-0 when topping 100 points. The Hornets are starting to click and look like an East playoff contender. The Hornets have won five straight home games. P.J. Hairston and Cody Zeller are questionable.
The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G K. Walker||16.8||3.6||G R. Rondo||12.6||7.6|
|G P Hairston||4.8||2.1||G B. McLemore||5.3||5.8|
|F N. Batum||16.8||5.8||F Q. Acy||1.6||1.4|
|F M. Williams||10.1||7.5||F R. Gay||17.4||6.8|
|C A. Jefferson||15.2||6.7||C D. Cousins||27.5||11.1|
Matchup to Watch
Al Jefferson vs. DeMarcus Cousins: These are two of the best low-post scoring big men in the NBA. What they do is becoming somewhat a lost art.