New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 9 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 32-48. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.3 as they average 115.4 points per contest while giving up 116.7 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 39-41. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 113.8 points per contest and give up 114.8, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-43-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 43-36-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 45-34-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 38-41-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/05/19 F Anthony Davis Back is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
04/05/19 SF Stanley Johnson Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
03/29/19 SF Darius Miller Thigh is out indefinitely
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/05/19 PG De'Aaron Fox Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
04/05/19 C Willie Cauley-Stein Personal is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
04/02/19 F Harry Giles III Thigh is out for season
Anthony Davis averages 25.9 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 12.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Buddy Hield averages 20.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 116.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 26.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. New Orleans averages 115.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 114.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 47.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. Sacramento is 10th in the league with 113.8 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Kings are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Sacramento is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Kings are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 19th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -9
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