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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 11/20/2023

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings 11/20/2023:
  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • The Kings should also cover at -1
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Preview

The Kings and Pelicans are set to face off at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The Pelicans will host the game at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

The Kings are favored in this Western conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 237 points. Check out BetCoco for New Orleans Pelicans – Sacramento Kings odds

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Kings and Pelicans did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Kings have a record of 2-1. The Kings also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 231 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • Across the Kings last ten road games, the team averaged 114 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 7-3, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • Across their five previous home games, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction

Coming into today’s matchup, the Kings will be looking to build on their current six game winning streak and their overall record is currently 8-4. This season, when playing on the road, the Kings have a 4-3 record, while their record at home is 4-1.

Currently, Sacramento holds an above .500 ATS record of 8-4 so far this year. The Kings maintain an ATS record of 5-2 on the road, while they have a 3-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

In regard to their over/under record, the Kings have gone 6-6-0 so far this season. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 244.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 231.4.

In their latest game, Sacramento’s offense looked good, scoring 129 points against the Mavericks. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.3% and made 16/21 free throws. Domantas Sabonis led the scoring for the Kings, contributing 32 points. Additionally, De’Aaron Fox chipped in with 30 points.

At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 114.4 points per game.

In the terms of takeaways, Kings are causing 13.2 turnovers per game, ranking 11th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 23rd in rejections, averaging 4.6 blocked shots each game.

A victory against the Kings would bring the Pelicans’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 6-7. At the moment, the team holds 9th place in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Southwest division.

New Orleans has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 7-6 against the spread. During this season, New Orleans has a 2-2 record against the spread as favorites and 5-4 as underdogs.

For this season, the Pelicans has an over/under record of 7-6-0. Their games have currently averaged 215.0 points per game and the average over/under line so far is 225.3.

The Pelicans offense is coming off a game where they scored 120 points against the Timberwolves. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.2% and connected on 12 threes. Leading the Pelicans in scoring vs. the Timberwolves was Brandon Ingram with his 30 points. Jonas Valanciunas also added 26 points for the Pelicans.

So far, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 115.6 points per contest.

In their previous game, the Pelicans’ defense struggled against the Timberwolves, giving up 121 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.

Based on our projections, we have the Kings coming out on top by a score of 110-108.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Betting Tips

  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • The Kings should also cover at -1
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

  • CJ McCollum – Lung – Out
  • Larry Nance Jr. – Rib – Out
  • Trey Murphy III – Knee – Out
  • Jose Alvarado – Ankle – Questionable
  • Matt Ryan – Calf – Questionable

Sacramento Kings Injury Report

  • Alex Len – Ankle – Out
  • Trey Lyles – Calf – Out
  • Kevin Huerter – Finger – Questionable

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