Kings at Pelicans - 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 -7.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSN
The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Sacramento Kings look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, the Kings are averaging 101.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 105 points on 45.6 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.8 points and 12.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.9 points and 3.7 assists. Ben McLemore is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and Derrick Williams is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 45.9 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in 10 of their last 11 games. The Kings are clearly starting to figure things out under coach George Karl and building some nice momentum as of late heading into next season.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing their last four games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.5 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.7 points and 6.4 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 3.9 assists and Norris Cole is shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting just 42 percent from the field in their last five games and have clearly slipped out of the playoff race. The Pelicans have scored 96 or less points in four of their last five games. The Pelicans have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 17-36-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Kings are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New Orleans and 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
Do you trust the pelicans with big chalk with the way they're playing right now? Yeah, me neither. I'll take the points here with the Kings.