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 the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Pelicans. The game’s over/under currently sits at 237 points.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sacramento Kings -1
This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-108 in favor of the Kings.
- Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Kings Find a Way to Win in New Orleans?
Today’s matchup sees the Kings seeking to extend their current six game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 8-4. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 4th, and they are 1st in the Pacific division.
Currently, Sacramento holds an above .500 ATS record of 8-4 so far this year. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 5-2 compared to a 3-2 record vs. the spread at home.
The Kings are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 129 points vs. the Mavericks. This figure is more than their season average of 117 points per game. Offensively, the Kings have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 16th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 21st in percentage and 4th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 114.4 points per game.
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 23rd in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.
Will the New Orleans Defense Show Up at Home?
Today, the Pelicans are entering the action with an overall record of 6-7 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 9th, and they are 3rd in the Southwest division.
New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 7-6 as they come into today’s game. In their three most recent home games, New Orleans has covered the spread and they are 5-3 ATS at home compared to 2-3 on the road.
The Pelicans offense is coming off a game in which they scored 120 points vs. the Timberwolves. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.2% while connecting on 12 threes. The top scorer for the Pelicans was Brandon Ingram with 30 points, while Jonas Valanciunas also added 26 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 21st in the NBA, permitting 115.6 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 57.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 32.1% of their three-point attempts.