Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Sacramento Kings head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 15-34. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 27-22. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per contest and giving up 110.7, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 20-26-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 26-23-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-23-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-21-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
01/28/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs New Orleans
01/28/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs New Orleans
01/28/18 C Willie Cauley-Stein Knee is "?" Tuesday vs New Orleans
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/29/18 F Anthony Davis Groin injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Sacramento
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 12.5 points per contest while playing 24.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Zach Randolph averages 14.2 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jrue Holiday has scored 18.7 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Anthony Davis averages 26.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.6 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 97.8 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.69 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 106.5 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA with 110.9 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 0.24. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.4. The Pelicans are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Pelicans give up 110.7 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Sacramento is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +4
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