New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -4
Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Sacramento Kings (28-38, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the New Orleans Pelicans (29-38, 5th in the Southwest Division) at HP Field House on Thursday. The line on this matchup has New Orleans as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 234.5.
The Pelicans cover the spread 52.3% of the time, having gone 34-31-2 ATS. Sacramento is covering 52.3% of the time, going 34-31-2 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out for season
Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 24.1 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Lonzo Ball averages 12.1 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Bogdan Bogdanovic averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Harrison Barnes averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 115.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 116.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 23rd in the league with 109.3 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.5. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Kings surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Pelicans are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 18th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 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 11th in the NBA. The Kings are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 20th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 19th 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?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -4
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