Kings vs. Pelicans - 4/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (40-34) at Sacramento Kings (26-48)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +6 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSAC
The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings meet Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.7 points and 6.5 assists. Ryan Anderson is grabbing five rebounds and Eric Gordon is dishing four assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 47.7 percent from deep in their last five games. As healthy as they’ve been in quite some time, the Pelicans know they can really put pressure on the Thunder for the last playoff spot if they keep winning. The Pelicans have split their last 10 road games.
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The Sacramento Kings play spoiler after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 101 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 105 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.1 points and 12.5 rebounds while Ben McLemore is averaging 11.7 points and 1.5 assists. Omri Casspi is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Derrick Williams is shooting 43.9 percent from the field. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 47.2 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost six of their last seven when allowing 100-plus points. Six of the Kings last nine victories have come on their home court. Rudy Gay is expected to miss this game with a concussion.
The Pelicans are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-16-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Sacramento and 8-19 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Kings are missing two of their top three players with injuries, and the Pelicans can taste a possible playoff spot. Look for New Orleans to roll here and cover the reasonable number.