Kings vs. Hawks: Predictions, Injuries, & Betting Info

Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

For the final game of their road trip, the Sacramento Kings will visit Atlanta tonight to take on the Hawks.

The Sacramento Kings are in desperate need of a victory. They are sitting at 2-6 and are in danger of slipping even further down in the standings and essentially killing their playoff chances as early as November. They are coming off of a hard-fought loss in Toronto on Wednesday night, before which the Kings had won two in a row. The schedule following this Hawks game does not get any easier, so the Kings really need to pick up a win here.

After a hot 2-0 start for Atlanta, the team has cooled off and has lost 4 of their last 5. Trae Young has returned to Earth a bit after starting the season with 38 and 39 point performances, and still may be feeling the effects of an ankle he twisted last week. Look for the Kings to take advantage of a thinned out and semi-hobbled Hawks roster.

Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s contest:

Tip-off: 4:30PM PT
Radio: 1140 KHTK
Watch: NBC Sports California, or stream live on

Betting Info: The Kings opened as a one-point underdog, but the line has taken a serious swing, and Sacramento now finds themselves favored by 2.5 points. 62% of the bets have been placed on the Kings. (Courtesy of The Action Network)

Injury Report:


Harry Giles – Questionable (knee)

Dewayne Dedmon – Questionable (knee)


Evan Turner – Out (Achilles)

Last 5 Meetings:

1/30/19 – Kings 135, Hawks 113

11/1/18 – Kings 146, Hawks 115

3/22/18 – Kings 105, Hawks 90

11/15/17 – Hawks 126, Kings 80

2/10/17 – Kings 108, Hawks 107

Players To Watch:

The clash between De’Aaron Fox and Trae Young will certainly be the marquee matchup to keep an eye on. Both players are considered to be the best young point guards in the game despite their different skill sets and styles of play. Young is playing at an All-Star level, averaging 24 points and 7.5 assists per game. He did struggle in the Hawks last game against Chicago, scoring just 9 points in an ugly loss.

The Hawks will be without starting power forward John Collins who is serving a 25-game suspension for PED use. Look for the Kings’ frontcourt to take advantage of a thin big man rotation for Atlanta. Both Alex Len and DeAndre’ Bembry will take turns trying to spoil Dedmon’s return to Atlanta.

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Atlanta will be a tough opponent when they are back to full strength, but the Kings should come out with a victory in tonight’s game.

Kings 124, Hawks 110