New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings - 11/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (3-4) vs New Orleans Pelicans (1-7)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The New Orleans Pelicans need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings need a win to get back to a .500 record.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 104.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.4 points and 14.6 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is grabbing 6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 18.5 points and 5 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The under is 20-7-1 in Kings last 28 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans are better than their record indicates, but they continue to struggle to finish games, and their injuries don't help on the end of back to backs. The Sacramento Kings have been far and away the more competitive team this season, and they've become better at winning the games they're supposed to win. This is a game the Kings should win. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Kings at home.
Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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