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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings

December 4, 2023

The New Orleans Pelicans clash against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night inside the Golden I Center in Sacramento, California. They have a late start as they tip it off at 10:0pm as they play in the quarterfinals of the league's in-season tournament. 

Bookmaker has installed the Kings as a slim 3.5 point favorite. 

Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

The Kings (11-7) have had a decent start to the season and they are still trying to get a feel together. They have some nice looking young players, including rising star and 25-year-old point guard De'Aaron Fox, who has averaged close to 30 a game and so far he is having a career year to the start of this season. 

Sacramento loves to get up and down the floor and they bank on their guards including Fox and shooting guard Kevin Huerter to get their teammates into the mix. They shoot the ball very well and they like to attack the tin when the opportunity presents itself. 

They connect on a brilliant 55% from the floor, including a very solid 35% from beyond the arc. They are not shy when it comes to shooting from three-point land. If they get clean looks they will be able to knock down their shots and the Pelicans are very aware of this. 

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The Pelicans (11-10) have had an up and down start to their campaign as they have dropped three of five overall after a brief three-game winning streak. They have some solid scorers and a ton of athleticism as well. 

They are led by young powerful forward Zion Williamson who averages around 23.5 points per game to go along with 5.8 rebounds and close to five assists per contest. They go only as far as Williamson can take them. As long as he is healthy and on the court, the Pelicans have a decent chance at winning some games this season. 

Small forward Brandon Ingram averages 23 this season but has had some monster games against the Kings in his career as he has torched them to a tune of 27 a game. The Pelicans will slow down the pace and tempo and look to work the ball inside to Williamson. 

New Orleans must also win the battle of the boards if they have a shot at this win. 

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Kings are 3-2 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the number. They are 6-4 in their road games against the number too. The totals have gone over in four of their last five games and six out of their last eight games at home.

The Pelicans are 3-2 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 3-5 in their road games against the spread too. The totals have gone over in two of their last five games and the totals have gone over in six of their last 12 games at home. 

Spooky Express Pick: Sacramento Kings -3.5