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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction And Betting Odds

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings: BETTING TIPS, PREDICTION & BETTING ODDS

The Pelicans are in a tricky situation with 3 games remaining. Entering tonight’s game, they hold just a half game edge on the Phoenix Suns in 6th place of the West standings. The injury situation hasn’t been kind to them with Brandon Ingram being out for a while now, but thankfully the match-up with the Kings is a favorable one. These two teams have faced each other 4 times already this season due to the in-season tournament, New Orleans has triumphed in all 4 of them by an average of 21 points per game. This has been one of the more lopsided rivalries in the NBA this season, but when it comes to a one-off type of game you can’t really rely solely on previous meetings. The Pels have covered just once in 6 games overall and have 2 wins over that stretch.

This is pretty much a must-win game for Sacramento, the Lakers are just 0.5 games behind for the 8th seed in the West. After this game the Kings face the Suns, which will be another tough game for them. When times are tough, then the superstars come out to play. De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis will both have to step up their games if the Kings want to turn around their recent run of just 1 win in 4 games. Fox has been shut down by the Pels in the 4 meetings this season, averaging just 18.3 points per game on under 36% shooting. I’m looking at Sabonis here, his battle down low with Zion Williamson could very well determine the Kings season in this game. He’s averaging a solid 19 points on 65% shooting in 4 games vs the Pels this year.

Sacramento Kings Point Spread Prediction

Kings -1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

Although the head-to-head record favors New Orleans, I think it’s time the Kings showed some character in front of the home fans. It’s also never easy beating a team this good 5 straight games, so let’s hope Sacramento gets their act together in this one. Kings to cover.

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DAL

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MIN

NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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NBA | Fri 05/24, 12:00 AM

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Total Points Prediction: Under 218.5

Under 218.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

A playoff atmosphere is expected at the Golden 1 Center tonight, the stakes are pretty high here for both teams which should force them to play more defense than they normally do. Pace has also drastically gone down for both sides over the last 10 games with them averaging 95.7 possessions per game during that stretch which ranks in the bottom 5 of the NBA. Sacramento has cashed on the under 10 times in 12 games, including 4 of 5 at home and 4 of 5 vs Western Conference opponents. NOLA has also been profitable on the under during their last 20 games, with that bet landing a total of 13 times. They’re also 5-10 on the O/U in their last 15 games vs Pacific Division teams. Injuries should also play a part in the total of points scored here. Brandon Ingram’s absence strips the road team of a consistent 20+ point per game scorer. The Kings have lost Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk, two of their most productive bench players this season. They could also be without Keegan Murray, who is averaging 18 points per game in his last 10 outings. With the Pelicans being the best three-point defensive team in the NBA, I think backing the under is a smart way to approach this one.

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DAL

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NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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