Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (11-26) at Sacramento Kings (15-22)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -8.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings do battle tonight at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Pelicans have lost six of their last seven games and are currently on a four-game losing streak after losing to the Lakers by 95-91 last night. Tyreke Evans led the scoring with 21 points, Ryan Anderson had 15 points while Eric Gordon added 14 as the Pelicans lost their second straight game in the absence of Anthony Davis who sat out with discomfort in his back. Davis remains without a timetable for his return so his status for tonight is currently listed as questionable. New Orleans is now 11-26 on the season and 4-17 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Kings have won three of their last five games but are coming off a 128-116 loss to the Warriors. DeMarcus Cousins led the team with 33 points, Rudy Gay added 23 points while Darren Collison had 16 off the bench, but it still wasn't enough for the Kings as the Warriors had Stephen Curry who poured in eight 3-pointers to scorch them for 38 points. Overall, it was still somewhat of a moral victory for the Kings as they matched it with the Warriors for a majority of the game, but they were never good enough defensively as the Warriors finished with 56 percent shooting from the field. With the loss, Sacramento drops to 15-22 on the season and 10-10 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a losing record, while the Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Pelicans are 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall and 4-17-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Sacramento.
The Kings have been playing some good basketball lately and will be eager to bounce back from a tough loss in their last outing, so a meeting with the shorthanded Pelicans should do just fine.