Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (28-36) at Sacramento Kings (28-36)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Golden 1 Center)

The Line: Sacramento Kings +1.5 -- Over/Under: 235.5

TV: ESPN, NSCA, FSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.3 points and 4.3 assists while Zion Williamson is averaging 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing two assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last seven road games.

The Sacramento Kings look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 assists while Buddy Hield is averaging 19.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won six of their last eight home games.

The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

This is a massive game in terms of sneaking into a potential playoff spot, and while the Pelicans are probably the better and more talented team, it's the Sacramento Kings who have been more consistent over these last two weeks. With 48.8 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent shooting from deep in their last five games, the Kings have clearly figured something out and are looking a lot like the team from last year. The Kings are also 10-4 against the spread this season when an underdog of less than three points. In a game with a lot on the line, give me the home dog.

Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings +1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.