The Sacramento Kings (29-22) are two-point favorites against the New Orleans Pelicans (27-27) on February 5, 2023 at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are 1-9 during their last 10 games. A 226.5-point over/under has been set in the matchup.
How to bet Kings vs. Pelicans
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -128 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +108 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Kings vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, February 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Kings vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
The Kings have 28 wins against the spread in 51 games this year. Sacramento has been victorious in 21, or 67.7%, of the 31 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Kings games this year have gone over the total in 22 out of 54 opportunities (40.7%).
The Pelicans have 25 wins against the spread in 54 games this year. New Orleans has won eight of the 26 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (30.8%). Pelicans games this year have gone over the point total 55.6% of the time (30 out of 54 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Trey Murphy III||51||12.7||3.7||1.3||1||0.5||2.1|
Kings: De’Aaron Fox: Out (Personal)
Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento has been led by its offense, as it ranks best in the NBA by putting up 119.2 points per game. It ranks 21st in the league in points allowed (116.2 per contest). The Kings are posting 123.6 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 114.3 points per contest. The Kings’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 117.2 points a contest compared to the 119.2 they’ve averaged this season.
Sacramento is sinking 13.4 treys per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 36.7% three-point percentage (10th-ranked). So far this season, the Kings have taken 58.4% two-pointers, accounting for 69% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 41.6% threes (31% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
In 2022-23, New Orleans is 11th in the league offensively (115.1 points scored per game) and 15th on defense (113.8 points conceded). The Pelicans average 115 points per game at home, and 115.1 on the road. The Pelicans have performed worse offensively over their last 10 games, tallying 106.7 points per contest, 8.4 fewer points their than season average of 115.1.
New Orleans is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (35.4%). In 2022-23, the Pelicans have taken 34.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.6% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74.4% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Pelicans, and we predict that Pelicans will cover the spread (Kings -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 226.5 points.
You can bet on Kings vs. Pelicans at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.
And if you wanted to check out how much you could win on a $10 bet if you parlayed today’s Kings vs. Pelicans picks, don’t forget to check out our free parlay calculator.
Not sure what a parlay is? Or even how to bet on basketball? Check out our complete guide to sports betting.