Atlanta will enter this game off of back-to-back road losses, and have now lost seven straight on the road. The good news is that the game is in Atlanta tonight, where the Hawks have won four in a row, and have covered 6 of their last 7 as a home dog. Five of those last seven, including the last four have been wins outright. They have a little extra motivation for this one. They lost at Sacramento by 25 points earlier in the year, and have dropped seven straight to the Kings. Sacramento has won four straight at three different points of the season, and has lost four straight at three different points of the season. Currently, the Kings have dropped 5 of their last 6, and are in a down cycle right now. Atlanta has been money at home, so we will back them in this one.
Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.