New Orleans Pelicans (37-26) at Sacramento Kings (20-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another victory to build on their nine-game winning streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 112.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 28 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.4 points and 5.6 assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won six straight road games.
The Sacramento Kings have a chance to win back-to-back games for the fourth time this season. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Kings are 13-35-3 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Sacramento and the underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans are on the end of a back to back and Anthony Davis did suffer a rib injury that is sure to be sore in the morning. But neither is enough for me to consider the Sacramento Kings. The Kings are in full tank mode right now and play no defense at home where they're being outscored by more than six points. The New Orleans Pelicans are downright rolling right now and have to keep the wins coming if they hope to clinch a top-four seed in the West. I'll gladly take the better team and the team with something to play for and the small chalk.