Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (7-11) vs Sacramento Kings (8-11)
Game Info: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 -- Over/Under: 232 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 21.3 points and 3.4 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.5 points and 3.4 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing four of their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 110.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pelicans are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Monday games. The over is 9-4 in Kings last 13 overall. The over is 12-1 in Pelicans last 13 overall. The Kings are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans.
The Sacramento Kings are playing decent ball lately, but they're still the Kings to me, a team that doesn't defend and will eventually get back to their losing ways. The New Orleans Pelicans are better than what they've shown up to this point and they're showing flashes of turning things around, which includes a win over the Bucks. I'm not thrilled with this contest or the line, but I'd lay the chalk with the Pelicans if forced to pick. It's a bet against the Kings more than anything.