New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
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The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 1-3. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 105.8 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 1-3. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per contest and giving up 101.5, which is a point differential of -4.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-2-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/25/17 F Anthony Davis Knee is doubtful Thursday vs. Sacramento
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Demarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 31 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Jrue Holiday averages 11.3 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Buddy Hield averages 12.3 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.75 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 18 per game. The Pelicans allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 27th in the league with 96.8 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.75. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Kings are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14. The Kings surrender 101.5 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league.
Sacramento is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 16th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +3
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