Kings vs. Pelicans - 3/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (24-42) at Sacramento Kings (26-40)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -2 -- Over/Under: 223 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSAC
The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings square off Wednesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.4 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.6 points and one assist. Jrue Holiday is dishing six assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six straight road games.
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The Sacramento Kings have not won back-to-back games since February 19-23. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.4 points and 11.5 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.3 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.1 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six straight home games.
The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Kings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Pelicans are 5-17-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Sacramento and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
You simply can't back the Pelicans in almost any situation, as this team has checked out quite some time ago and seems content on getting a good draft pick to build around AD. The Kings still have talent, including Cousins who plays his behind off. The Kings should win this game on their home court.