The Sacramento Kings (8-5) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (7-7) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in Smoothie King Center and televised on NBCS. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Kings vs Pelicans
The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Kings’ most recent game versus the Pelicans saw Harrison Barnes lead the Kings with 16 points while shooting 4/9 from the field. De’Aaron Fox contributed 14 points, but Sacramento lost the game 129-93.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Pelicans, the Kings are looking to build on their above .500 record of 8-5. Currently, the team is 5th in the Western Conference as well as 1st in the Pacific division.
In terms of the spread, Sacramento currently holds an ATS record of 8-5, which is above .500. The Kings are in the midst of a three game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 5-5 record against the spread as favorites.
The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Wi
The Pelicans clinched a 129-93 win over the Kings in their previous game. The Pelicans entered the game as the underdogs by +1, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. In terms of the over/under, the combined 222 points was below the over/under line of 237.
The Pelicans are set to play the Kings, with a chance to surpass .500, considering their current record of 7-7. The Pelicans have a 2-3 record on the road this season, compared to their 5-4 record when playing at home.
Presently, New Orleans boasts an ATS record of 8-6, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, New Orleans has a 2-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 6-4 as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Kings’ offense is rated 11th in the league in scoring, averaging 115.2 points per contest. When looking at the Kings pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.6. If the Kings offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 23rd ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
Through 14 games games, New Orleans is averaging 113.3 points per game (15th). So far, the Pelicans are averaging 99.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the Pelicans are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 36%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.
Kings Team Defense
So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 115.5 points per contest.
The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Pelicans offense to just 37.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 129 points to New Orleans.
Pelicans Team Defense
At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 114.0 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.5% and 31.6% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Kings And Pelicans
In today’s game, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox leading the scoring for the Kings, contributing 18 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 29.6 points per game, in addition to 4.2 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 18 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50% and is averaging 24.1 points per contest.
Kings vs Pelicans Trends
- The Kings are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
- In their last five games at home, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 107 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
The Kings is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 109-104. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Kings at -2.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237, and our model projects the Kings and Pelicans to reach a combined total of 213 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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