The Hornets opened up this three-game road trip with losses to the Lakers and Jazz, which is bad news for the last-place Kings tonight. Look for a New Orleans romp here.
Now, we are not normally fans of laying this many points on the road, but we expect the New Orleans Hornets to bring their best effort tonight, which should be too much for the 12-45 Sacramento Kings to overcome.
You see, the Hornets began this three-game Western road trip with a couple of losses, the first in overtime to the best team in the West (Los Angeles Lakers) and the second the next night vs. a great home team (Utah Jazz). They do not want to go winless on this trip, so we look for them to take it to the lowly Kings here, especially since Sacramento has actually covered the first two head-to-head meetings with the Bees this season including an outright upset at New Orleans.
The Kings have the worst record in the NBA, and they have not really improved much as the season has gone on. They are 2-8 straight up in their last 10 games, and the two wins were vs. a couple of other last-place teams in the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies. Furthermore, while Sacramento has always played better at home, this has not been evident this season as they are just 8-18 here at Arco.
Look for the Hornets to take out their frustrations on an outclassed Kings team here, resulting in a handy double-digit victory.
Free Pick: Hornets -7½ (-110)