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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings - 3/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time Thursday March 28, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSCA, FSNO
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The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Sacramento Kings look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.8 points and 5.2 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.5 points and 7.2 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven road games.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.9 points and 12 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 21 points and 8.6 rebounds. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Miller is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their last eight home games.

The Kings are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Kings are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in Pelicans last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 24-10-1 in Kings last 35 overall.

The New Orleans Pelicans already weren't playing AD much, and now they're without Jrue Holiday for the remainder of the season. Not having their two best players for consistent minutes has led to the Pelicans losing nine of their last 10, eight straight at home and losing their last five games by an average of 10.8 points. The Sacramento Kings have played themselves out of a playoff spot, but they're a young team still learning how to win, and they continue to compete and play hard. That's more than what we're getting from the Pelicans right now, a team counting the days until the offseason. I'll lay the bucket with the Kings.

Pick:
Sacramento Kings -2.5

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