New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (26-45) at New Orleans Pelicans (37-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings invade the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
The Sacramento Kings will be gunning for a fifth straight win after beating the Suns by 108-99 back on Wednesday. DeMarcus Cousins had a big game of 24 points and 11 rebounds and he had plenty of support as six other players finished in double figures including Ray McCallum and Rudy Gay who scored 14 points each. Despite the win, Sacramento is still only 26-45 on the season, but they're definitely looking to build some momentum towards next season and they're doing all the right things.
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Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have been trying to make that push for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they've lost five of their last six including their last four straight. In Wednesday's 95-93 loss to the Rockets, Anthony Davis had a big game of 24 points and 14 rebounds while Tyreke Evans poured in 28 points and seven assists, but it still wasn't enough to get the win as the rest of the team struggled to contribute, especially Eric Gordon who played 42 minutes but scored just six points without making a field goal. With the loss, New Orleans drops to 37-34 overall which has them 3 1/2 games out of the last spot in the West.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 17-36-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, while the Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 games following a loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Kings are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New Orleans and 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Pelicans should be good enough to get the win and cover at home, but the Kings have been playing some of their best basketball lately and should be good enough to at least this one within the spread.