Sacramento Kings vs Atlanta Hawks: To start off, they are basically on a tanking mission until
the end of the season, and they currently sit in 12th place of the NBA.
And the truth is that in this league, the lower they are, the more chances they have to snatch a good pick on the next draft.
This season has been weak for them, with the team sitting in 12th place of the conference (and a 23-49 record) and despite not being too distant from the teams below them (Grizzlies, Suns and Mavs) it will be hard for them to finish in last place because neither of those teams want to win and there are rumours of the people that have been following the lower leagues that the next draft will have even more talent than this one.
The Kings are on a not very poor streak, having 4 wins and 6 losses in 10 games, with the great highlight being the victory on the road against the Warriors, despite the fact that the team from Golden State was heavily weakened.
The only guaranteed absences for this game are Harry Giles and Shumpert, with Garrett Temple, Bogdanovic and Zach Randolph still being in doubt.
Speaking about the Hawks, they are a very weak team, with a 21-50 record (last place in the East). We have a team here that normally goes to the play-offs, but this season all they want now is a good pick on the draft.
There are some important players (or players that were important) that have left like Kyle Korver and Al Horford, with most of their players not being very well-known in the NBA and the common NBA fan probably not knowing the players of the team from Atlanta.
The team has won 1 of their last 5 games, surprising the Jazz, that were playing really well. On the road, the team only has 6 wins in 34 games, having the worst record on the road in the NBA.
Obviously, everyone has already noticed that the big objective of this team is “tanking” for the next season and the truth is that they are now more worried about developing their youngsters, because next year there will be more quality.
Sacramento Kings vs Atlanta Hawks – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We have a game here that isn’t very interesting for both teams that don’t really want to win.
However, the Kings have been improving year, and the last place, that was the desired one, won’t be reached by them.
I have seen good first halves from the Sacramento Kings and I believe they will be in the lead after the first 24 minutes.
|Kings AH -0.5 HT||