New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 4/11/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (47-32) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (45-34) on Thursday, April 11th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on TNT. 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 Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

Trey Murphy III led New Orleans with 31 points against the Trail Blazers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 41.4% in the game. As the Pelicans secured the victory with a final score of 110-100, CJ McCollum also chipped in with 29 points.

As of now, the Pelicans have an overall record of 47-32 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are in 6th place and are 2nd in the Southwest division.

New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 41-37 so far this season. In their last six games as favorites, the Pelicans have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 18-12 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Kings conveyed a message to the Thunder with a score of 112-105. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Kings couldn’t cover as +5.5 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 217 points fell short of the set over/under line of 227.5.

Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Kings are above .500 at 45-34 and are looking to build on their solid record. In Western Conference games, the Kings are 29-20 compared to 16-14 in non-conference games.

Sacramento currently has an ATS record of 40-39, placing them above .500 against the spread. Currently, the Kings have a three game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 15-11 against the spread as underdogs.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

New Orleans has recorded an average of 114.9 points per game (13th) throughout 79 games games.

This season, the Pelicans are 13th in the league in scoring at 114.9 points per game. However, they have scored less than the NBA average in 53.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pelicans are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. Inside the arc, they are 13th in the league at 54%. From three-point range, they are 10th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

So far, the Pelicans have made an average of 12.2 three-pointers per game, which is 21st in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are 11th in makes at 17.8 per game and 8th in attempts at 23.1.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 116.5 points per game.

At home, the Kings are averaging 118.7 points per game, which is 9th in the league. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 116.5 points per game.

Sacramento is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 14.4 made threes per game (4th). However, they are below average in free throw attempts (21st) and free throw makes (27th).

When it comes to pace, the Kings are 14th in the NBA, averaging 99.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 15th at 47%.

Pelicans Team Defense

So far this season, the Pelicans defense has been performing well, ranking 8th in the NBA at 110.4 points allowed per contest. Most recently, the Pelicans’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 100 points to the Trail Blazers.

Kings Team Defense

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 115.1 points per contest. The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Thunder offense to just 34.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 112 points to Oklahoma City.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Kings

For today’s matchup, we project Zion Williamson to lead the scoring for the Pelicans, putting up 23 points and shooting at a rate of 9/15. This season, he is averaging 22.9 points per game along with 5.8 boards.

On the other side, De’Aaron Fox is our projected leading scorer for the Kings. We have him ending the game with a team-high 27 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.2% and is averaging 26.6 points per contest.

Pelicans vs Kings Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 3-0 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 112 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Kings last ten home games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 107. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • The Pelicans have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Sacramento has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Pelicans vs Kings Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1, the Pelicans is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218.5 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the over.

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