Hornets vs Kings: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

A game after he scored 32 points in a 121-106 loss to the Hawks, De’Aaron Fox leads the Sacramento Kings (15-23) on the road against the Charlotte Hornets (19-18) on Monday, March 15, 2021. The Kings are underdogs by 3 points in the matchup, which begins at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-CA. The matchup’s point total is set at 239.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 15, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Kings Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 15

Hornets: None

Kings:
Robert Woodard II: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Hassan Whiteside: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Chimezie Metu: Out (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (-3)
Total Pick Under (239.5)
Prediction Hornets 118, Kings 112

Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Hornets winning by a considerably more robust margin (6.7 points). Take the Hornets.

The model predicts a total (230.0 points) much lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup (239.5 points). Take the under.

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Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 33 21.0 5.3 3.9 1.4 0.4 2.0
Terry Rozier 35 20.3 3.7 3.2 1.4 0.3 3.4
LaMelo Ball 37 15.8 6.1 6.4 1.6 0.4 2.1
Devonte’ Graham 27 13.5 2.9 5.6 1.0 0.0 2.8
Malik Monk 24 13.4 2.8 1.8 0.3 0.1 2.4

Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 37 23.5 3.4 7.6 1.2 0.5 1.9
Harrison Barnes 35 16.7 6.2 3.5 0.8 0.2 1.6
Buddy Hield 38 16.3 4.6 3.3 0.8 0.3 3.9
Marvin Bagley III 36 13.9 7.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.9
Richaun Holmes 34 13.4 8.5 1.7 0.7 1.5 0.0

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Hornets have a 46.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.8% lower than the 49.1% of shots the Kings’ opponents have made.
  • Charlotte is 6-3 against the spread and 6-3 overall when it shoots higher than 49.1% from the field.
  • Sacramento has an 8-2 record against the spread and an 8-2 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 46.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Kings’ 47.9% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.1 percentage points higher than the Hornets have given up to their opponents (46.8%).
  • Sacramento has put together an 11-13 record against the spread and a 10-14 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46.8% from the field.
  • Charlotte is 14-5 against the spread and 14-6 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 47.9% from the field.
  • The Hornets are knocking down 38.5% of their three-point shots this season, 1.1% lower than the 39.6% the Kings allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Charlotte has a 12-4 record against the spread and an 11-6 record overall when the team connects on more than 39.6% of its three-point shots.
  • Sacramento is 13-5 against the spread while putting together a 12-6 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 38.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Kings’ three-point shooting percentage this season (36.3%) is one percentage point lower than opponents of the Hornets are averaging (37.3%).
  • Sacramento is 7-8 against the spread and 7-8 overall when shooting over 37.3% as a team from three-point range.
  • Charlotte is 10-7 ATS and 12-6 overall in games it shoots over 36.3% from deep.
  • The Hornets connect on 14.1 three-pointers per game this season, two more makes per game than the Kings give up (12.1).
  • Charlotte is 12-6 against the spread and 13-6 overall when it connects on more threes than its opponents, while Sacramento is 4-15 ATS and 2-17 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Hornets are the seventh-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Kings allow the 22nd-fewest makes from deep.

Hornets vs Kings Stat Rankings

Hornets Rank Hornets AVG Kings AVG Kings Rank
16th 112.5 Points Scored 114.8 9th
21st 112.6 Points Allowed 120 30th
15th 44.2 Rebounds 42.8 19th
7th 10.7 Off. Rebounds 10.7 8th
7th 14.1 3pt Made 12.1 20th
2nd 27.2 Assists 26 10th
29th 15 Turnovers 13.2 12th

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