Pelicans vs. Kings - 1/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (20-24) at New Orleans Pelicans (16-28)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSN
The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.3 points and 11.2 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 12.6 points and 4.2 assists. Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.8 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last 12 road games. Rudy Gay is questionable with an eye injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 17 points and six rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 15.2 points and 6.6 assists. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.2 assists and Alexis Ajinca is grabbing four rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won seven of their last 11 home games. Anthony Davis is questionable with a head injury.
The Kings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 20-9 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
I don't trust the Pelicans without Davis on the court. The Kings are a possible playoff team and are gaining confidence. Give me Sac and the small chalk.