New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 8/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
AdventHealth Arena is the site where Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Sacramento Kings (29-41, 4th in the Pacific Division) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (30-40, 5th in the Southwest Division) on Tuesday. The Pelicans are covering the spread 51.5% of the time, having gone 35-33-2 ATS. Sacramento is covering 51.5% of the time, going 35-33-2 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
08/10/20 PG Jrue Holiday Elbow is out Tuesday vs Sacramento
08/10/20 SF Brandon Ingram Knee is out Tuesday vs Sacramento
08/10/20 PF Zion Williamson Knee is out Tuesday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
08/10/20 PG De'Aaron Fox Shoulder is out Tuesday vs New Orleans
08/10/20 PF Richaun Holmes Hip is downgraded to out Tuesday vs New Orleans
08/09/20 SG Kent Bazemore Calf is questionable Tuesday vs New Orleans
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out for season
Derrick Favors comes into this game averaging 9.0 points per contest while playing 24.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Lonzo Ball averages 11.8 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Harrison Barnes averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 115.8 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 46.8 boards per contest and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.0 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 23rd in the NBA with 109.7 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.39. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 23.6. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Kings give up 112.1 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 19th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. New Orleans is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Kings are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 21st. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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