Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/2/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/2/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (25-36) vs Sacramento Kings (23-40)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. 

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 47.6 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 22 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.6 points and 13.1 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 106.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 28 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 8-2 in Kings last 10 overall. The under is 10-3-1 in Pelicans last 14 overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Despite improving their roster at the deadline, the Sacramento Kings are still the same Kings, a team that's hard to trust, doesn't play defense and doesn't win games they're supposed to win. The Kings lose on the road by an average of 7.4 points. The New Orleans Pelicans have shown flashes here and there, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 10.8 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. Give me the Pelicans and the reasonable number.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -5

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