Kings vs Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 4/4/23
New Orleans Pelicans (40-38) vs Sacramento Kings (47-31)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: 236.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 121.4 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 25.3 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.1 points and 12.5 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 18-8-1 in Kings last 27 overall. The under is 16-5 in Pelicans last 21 overall. The Kings are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans.
You can make a case for either side here, as both teams are on fire down the stretch, and this is easily one of the best games on a stacked Tuesday NBA card. The Sacramento Kings in the underdog role is hard to pass up. However, the New Orleans Pelicans appear to have found their stride which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 14.2 points, and you know the crowd will be out for this one. A statement game for the Pels and home court is the edge. I'll lay the bucket.
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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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