Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting prediction

NBA Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 4/19/2024

The Sacramento Kings (46-36) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (49-33) on Friday, April 19th. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and televised on TNT. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pelicans are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Kings took down the Warriors by a score of 118-94. the Kings entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 54-50.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Kings are above .500 at 46-36. They have gone 30-22 vs. Western Conference teams and are 16-14 in non-conference games.

The Kings are riding a 32 game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 72-40. Sacramento has covered the spread in 32 straight home games and are 48-23 ATS at home compared to 24-17 on the road.

The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pelicans is coming off a loss to the Lakers in their latest game, ending with a score of 124-108. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Pelicans lost vs. the spread as -1.5 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 231.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

As they prepare to face the Kings, the Pelicans have a record of 49-33 which is above .500. In road games this season, the Pelicans are 28-14 while going 21-19 at home.

New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 43-38 as they come into today’s game. The Pelicans maintain an ATS record of 23-18 on the road, while they have a 20-20 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Kings arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 116.6 points per game (9th).

Looking at the Kings’ team numbers for the season, they are averaging 116.6 points per game, which is 9th in the league. At home, they have been even better, averaging 118.3 points per contest. Sacramento’s three-point shooting has been one of the best in the league, as they are averaging 14.4 threes per game, which is the 2nd best mark in the NBA.

Keegan Murray has been carrying the Kings’ offense of late, averaging 32 points per game in his last five games. This has come while hitting 50% of his shots from the field and 8 threes per game. Over his last five games, De’Aaron Fox has averaged 24 points and 6 assists but has shot just 25% from beyond the arc. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 13.7 rebounds to go along with 19.4 points and 8.2 assists.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

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New Orleans has recorded an average of 115.1 points per game (13th) throughout 82 games games.

New Orleans is the 16th-ranked home scoring team this season, averaging 114.9 points per game at home. Overall, they have put up 115.1 points per game, which is 13th in the league. The team’s field goal percentage of 48% is the 9th best mark in the NBA. Despite being one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the league, the Pelicans are just 24th in three-point attempts.

Looking at CJ McCollum’s last five games, he is averaging 28.8 points per game on 52.5% shooting. In these games, he has hit 6.6 threes per game. Trey Murphy III has been shooting the ball well of late, averaging 21.2 points per game on 50% shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.8 points and 5.7 assists this season.

Kings Team Defense

At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 17th, allowing 114.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.9% and 38.6% from three-point territory.

Pelicans Team Defense

New Orleans’ defense has been playing well, ranking 8th in the NBA with 110.7 points allowed per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.9% from downtown.

Key Players For The Kings And Pelicans

For today’s matchup, we project De’Aaron Fox to lead the scoring for the Kings, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/21. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.6 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Brandon Ingram as the leading scorer for the Pelicans. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.2%, and he is contributing 20.8 points per game on average.

Kings vs Pelicans Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Kings offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 107. Sacramento posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Across their last five home contests, New Orleans has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 5-0, while averaging 117 points per game.
  • The Pelicans have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Kings vs Pelicans Prediction

The Pelicans come in as the underdog at +1.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 210, and our model projects the Kings and Pelicans to reach a combined total of 224 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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