Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans - 4/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (24-29) vs Sacramento Kings (22-31)
Game Info: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -4 -- Over/Under: 237 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 need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 24.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 16.5 points and 3.2 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing nine rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.7 points and five rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and James Johnson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 12-5 in Kings last 17 overall. The over is 34-13 in Pelicans last 47 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Right when you're ready to believe in the Sacramento Kings, they lose six straight games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12 points. The New Orleans Pelicans are on the end of a back to back and are inconsistent as all hell, but they're coming off a nice win last night and have played some of their best ball at home. The Pelicans should win this game, which is something I feel like I've said a lot, but I'll lay the chalk anyway.