Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Golden 1 Center)
Sacramento Kings -3.0 (-110), O/U 225.5 (-110)
The New Orleans Pelicans are traveling to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California to face off against the Sacramento Kings. The Pelicans are 11-23 on the year, following a 15 point win in their last matchup against the Houston Rockets. The Kings are coming off of a 5 point win against the Memphis Grizzlies, making them 13-22 on the year and 7-9 at home.
The New Orleans Pelicans enter this matchup averaging 112.3 points per game and also allowing 116.4 points a game. The Pelicans are led by 22-year-old small forward, Brandon Ingram. Ingram is 10th in the league in scoring, averaging an impressive 25.3 points per game and is shooting 40.9% from beyond the arc.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105.6 points per game and also allow 108.7 points per game. The Kings are led by 3 point specialist, Buddy Hield. Hield is averaging 20.4 points per game and is 25th in the league in scoring. The Kings are riddled with injuries right now and will need all of Hield to hang in there with this talented Pelicans team.
Recent Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-19 ATS this year.
New Orleans is 5-1 ATS their last 6 games.
The Sacramento Kings are 18-17 ATS this year.
Sacramento is 2-7 ATS their last 9 games.
In this matchup I like the New Orleans Pelicans to win and cover the spread. New Orleans have been very good ATS their last 6 games, going 5-1 ATS. Not only are the Pelicans are good ATS recently and the Sacramento Kings are 2-7 ATS their last 9 games. The Pelicans have a great player in Ingram and the Sacramento Kings have a bunch of injuries. Final score prediction, New Orleans wins and covers the spread 113-110.