The New Orleans Pelicans (40-38) host the Sacramento Kings (47-31) on April 4, 2023 at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are favored, by four points, in a matchup pitting one of the NBA’s strongest defensive teams (the Pelicans) versus one of the most efficient offensive squads (the Kings). The over/under for the matchup is set at 236 points.
How to bet Pelicans vs. Kings
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -171 odds to pick up the win, while the Kings are listed at +144 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236 points.
Pelicans vs. Kings Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Pelicans vs. Kings Betting Trends
The Pelicans have played 78 games, with 38 wins against the spread. New Orleans has come away with 25 wins in the 38 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 37 out of 78 opportunities (47.4%).
Against the spread, the Kings are 43-34-1 this year. Sacramento has been the moneyline underdog 27 total times this season. Sacramento has gone 12-15 in those games. Kings games this year have gone over the point total 40 times in 78 opportunities (51.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Pelicans vs. Kings Injury Report
Kings: KZ Okpala: Out (Knee), Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Finger), Malik Monk: Questionable (Lower Leg)
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
Offensively, New Orleans is putting up 114.3 points per game (15th-ranked in league). It is giving up 112.2 points per contest on defense (seventh-ranked). The Pelicans are putting up 114.7 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 0.7 more points than they’re averaging on the road (114). The Pelicans have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 116.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.1 points more than the 114.3 they’ve scored this year.
New Orleans is draining 11 treys per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 36.4% three-point percentage (13th-ranked). The Pelicans are attempting 57.4 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 65.5% of the shots they’ve taken (and 73.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30.3 treys per contest, which are 34.5% of their shots (and 26.1% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
In 2022-23, Sacramento is best in the NBA on offense (121.4 points scored per game) but fifth-worst on defense (118.3 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Kings are scoring 5.4 more points per game at home (124) than on the road (118.6). While the Kings are posting 121.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, producing 122.5 a contest.
Sacramento is the fifth-best team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (13.8 per game) and eighth in 3-point percentage (37.2%). The Kings attempt 42.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 31.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 57.7% of their shots, with 68.4% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this game is the Pelicans, and we predict that Kings will cover the spread (Pelicans -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236 points.
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