through 3 quarters
A victory for the Sacramento Kings would push them above 0.500, and after three quarters they put themselves in a good position to get there. Three quarters and their attack really knew how to impose its will, dominating the Charlotte Hornets 106-89.
The Kings were led by forward Richaun Holmes, who has so far achieved a double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
Little striker Gordon Hayward (25 points) was Charlotte’s top scorer. Those points put Gordon Hayward near his season high of 27.
Sacramento’s lead is the biggest they’ve had this year leading up to the fourth quarter.
Charlotte @ Sacramento
Current records: Charlotte 5-4; Sacramento 4-4
What there is to know
The Sacramento Kings are 2-10 against the Charlotte Hornets since November 2015, but they will have a chance to close the gap a bit on Friday. The Sacramento family continues as they prepare to take on Charlotte at 10 p.m. ET on November 5 at the Golden 1 Center. The Kings are set to stop a three-game losing streak at home.
You can’t lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Sacramento’s strategy against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Sacramento passed New Orleans with points to lose, winning the game 112-99. Among those leading the charge for Sacramento was point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who had 20 points and seven assists.
Meanwhile, the Hornets and Golden State Warriors game on Wednesday was up for grabs at halftime, but Charlotte was well past 61-40 in the second half. Charlotte must be in pain after a deadly 114-92 loss to the Dubs. One thing that held Charlotte back was the mediocre play from shooter Terry Rozier, who didn’t have his best game: He finished with just five points on a 2-on-12 shot during his 34 minutes on the field.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Sacramento is set to win a close contest. They’ve been consistent cash generators against the spread when favored (2-0), so they could be worth a quick bet.
Sacramento’s victory took them to 4-4 while Charlotte’s loss brought them down to 5-4. We’ll see if the Kings can repeat their recent success or if the Hornets bounce back and reverse their fortunes.
How to watch
- When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
- Or: Golden Center 1 – Sacramento, CA
- TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 17.00
Kings are slight 2-point favorite against Hornets, latest according to NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of ââthe line for this one, as the game opened with the Kings as the 1.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
History of the series
Charlotte has won ten of her last 12 games against Sacramento.
- March 15, 2021 – Charlotte 122 vs. Sacramento 116
- February 28, 2021 – Charlotte 127 vs. Sacramento 126
- December 17, 2019 – Charlotte 110 vs. Sacramento 102
- October 30, 2019 – Charlotte 118 vs. Sacramento 111
- January 17, 2019 – Charlotte 114 vs. Sacramento 95
- January 12, 2019 – Sacramento 104 vs. Charlotte 97
- January 22, 2018 – Charlotte 112 vs. Sacramento 107
- January 02, 2018 – Charlotte 131 vs. Sacramento 111
- February 25, 2017 – Charlotte 99 vs. Sacramento 85
- January 28, 2017 – Sacramento 109 vs. Charlotte 106
- January 25, 2016 – Charlotte 129 vs. Sacramento 128
- November 23, 2015 – Charlotte 127 vs. Sacramento 122
Sacramento injury report
No injury information
Injury report for Charlotte
- PJ Washington: Out (elbow)