Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Point Spread Picks 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 2.5 point favorites.
The Kings have a record of 37-37. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -0.6 as they average 114.1 points per game while giving up 114.7 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 31-45. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 115.4 points per contest and give up 116.3, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 43-30-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 36-37-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-40-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 40-35-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/26/19 F Harry Giles III Thigh is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/26/19 F Anthony Davis Back is questionable Thursday vs Sacramento
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.5 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Anthony Davis averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.0 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Julius Randle averages 21.0 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Sacramento averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.6 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.1. The Pelicans are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Kings are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Sacramento is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
New Orleans is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +2.5
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