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Jan 26, 2022 NBA Action: Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

Riding Kings' negative momentum: Hawks -7.5

Sacramento is riding a fur game losing streak and is 2-8 SU in their last ten. Similarly, the Kings are 1-4 ATS most recently and 4-6 versus the number in their last 10. This cold streak culminated in an absolute thumping at Boston Tuesday, as, as 9 point underdogs, the Kings were beat by an incredible 53 points (for context, since the 2003-04 season, there are only four instances of NBA teams losing by 50 or more in the BetLabs database). Sacramento could muster only 30 points in the first half and 45 in the second. Resultantly the Celtics bested the Kings in each quarter of this stinker of a game.

We are betting Sacramento's negative momentum persists Wednesday, as teams that missed the prior postseason and that are playing outside their division, on no rest, after losing their last out by at least 30 have proven great fades.

Betting against squads in this spot has delivered a statistically significant 27% return on investment since 2004-05, with only four seasons with cover rates below 50%. This angle is 2-1 ATS so far this season.

Regarding personnel, Sacramento's leading scorer, De'Aaron Fox, has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and will not be available Wednesday, while the Atlanta's De'Andre Hunter is listed as questionable.

Happy betting!!

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