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new orleans pelicans vs sacramento kings prediction 11/22/2023 sport preview

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 11/22/2023

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings 11/22/2023:
  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • The Kings should also cover at -2
  • Our NBA model projects 213 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Preview

Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Kings and Pelicans. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Get ready to place your bets!

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 225 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3.

  • In their last three road games, Sacramento has averaged 117 points per game while allowing 120. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games at home, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 106 points per game in these contests.
  • The last ten games that New Orleans was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Sacramento has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction

Over the Kings’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 8-5. Across 13 games, the Kings have a 7-5 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 1-0 record in non-conference games.

Presently, Sacramento boasts an ATS record of 8-5, which is above .500 against the spread. During this season, Sacramento has a 5-5 record against the spread as favorites and 3-0 as underdogs.

So far, the majority of games for the Kings have not surpassed the over/under lines, placing their over/under record at 6-7-0. The average points per game in their played games is 244.0, with an average over/under line of 231.8.

The Kings offense is coming off a game where they scored 93 points against the Pelicans. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.9% and connected on 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Domantas Sabonis, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 20, while De’Aaron Fox also carries a PPG average of 29.6 into the game.

Coming into the game, the Kings’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 21st in the league at 115.5 points per game allowed.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Kings are forcing 13.2 per game, which is 11th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 24th in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.

The Pelicans are set to play the Kings, with a chance to surpass .500, considering their current record of 7-7. Away from home, the Pelicans have a 2-3 record this season, while maintaining a 5-4 record in their home games.

New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 8-6 as they come into today’s game. New Orleans has gone 2-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 6-4 when playing as underdogs.

In regard to their over/under record, the Pelicans have gone 7-7-0 so far this season. Their games have currently averaged 215.0 points per game and the average over/under line so far is 226.1.

New Orleans’ offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 129 points against the Kings. They had an overall field goal percentage of 54.3% and made 17/21 free throws. On the offensive front, the Pelicans have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 13th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 9th in terms of percentage and 19th in three-pointers made.

The Pelicans’ defense is presently ranked 18th in the league, allowing an average of 114.0 points per contest.

The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 31.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.2% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.

Based on our projections, we have the Kings coming out on top by a score of 109-104.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Betting Tips

  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • The Kings should also cover at -2
  • Our NBA model projects 213 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

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

Sacramento Kings Injury Report

  • Alex Len – Ankle – Out
  • Trey Lyles – Calf – Questionable
  • Sasha Vezenkov – Thumb – Questionable
  • Chris Duarte – Hand – Questionable
  • Keegan Murray – Back – Questionable
  • Keon Ellis – Ankle – Out

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