Sacramento Kings (15-34) at New Orleans Pelicans (27-22)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -8 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a victory here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 97.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.5 points and 1.7 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last eight road games.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a victory here after winning seven of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 110.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.5 points and 10.6 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.7 points and 5.2 assists. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Miller is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last six home games.
The Kings are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-12 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans, the underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in New Orleans.
I'm not sure I want to lay so many points with the Pelicans without Cousins, as this isn't a deep basketball team. The Sacramento Kings have also been playing decent basketball recently and are 11-8 this season ATS when an underdog by at least eight points. I'm just trying not to back New orleans without one of its top players, as you're likely going to see the losses pile up from here on out. Give me the Kings and the points.