Pelicans vs. Kings - 3/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (25-35) at New Orleans Pelicans (23-37)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSN
The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans clash Monday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a nice road win after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.1 points and 11.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.6 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 3.9 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost eight of their last 11 road games. Kosta Koufos and Seth Curry are questionable.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.9 points and 10.2 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.9 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 10 home games.
The Kings are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Monday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Can we trust the Kings on the road? I don't think we can. The Pelicans play their best ball at home and are far more disciplined than Sacramento. I'll take the home team and tiny chalk.