New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (-2)
The New Orleans Pelicans (4-7) travel to Golden 1 Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Sacramento Kings (5-8). Sacramento opens this game as 2-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 231.
The New Orleans Pelicans took the court against the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-95 in their last game. New Orleans ended the game with a 47.7% FG percentage (41 out of 86) and made 9 of their 29 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 4 of their 8 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 47 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 assists in this contest while getting 3 steals and 5 rejections. When discussing defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the field on 39 of 93 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 31 assists and had 11 steals in this game. Additionally, the Lakers had 44 rebounds (13 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up going 73.1% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 26 shots. They also knocked down 15 of their 37 attempts from downtown.
Zion Williamson is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He walked away with 21 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 34:07 mins played and collected 12 boards. Williamson ended up shooting 47.4% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. Another guy that played a role in this game for the Pelicans was Brandon Ingram. He grabbed 3 boards and accounted for 5 dimes. He ended up going 60.0% from the floor in this matchup by going 9-of-15 (20 points). When the final whistle was blown, Ingram played for 34:49 minutes.
New Orleans enters this contest with a mark of 4-7 for the campaign. They turn it over 16.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.8 fouls every game. As a unit, New Orleans is grabbing 48.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 250 dimes so far this season, which ranks 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Pelicans are hitting 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (111 of 343) and 70.7% from the charity stripe. They average 105.9 pts per contest (27th in the league) while connecting on 46.0% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Pelicans have forced 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. The Pelicans are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.5% (155 of 234) and they relinquish 40.5 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 17th in basketball in allowing assists with 300 conceded this season. They are surrendering 37.5% on three-point shots and they rank 7th in basketball in opponents points per game (107.5).
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a score of 138-100 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings were able to snag 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this contest. They also rejected 2 tries while getting 4 steals for this game. The Clippers had 19 fouls for the contest which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.6%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento converted 8 out of their 26 attempts (30.8%). Overall, the Kings went 40 for 85 from the floor which had them shooting 47.1%. The Kings permitted the Clippers to bury 52 of their 89 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 58.4% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 51.4% from distance by hitting 18 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Sacramento allowed Los Angeles to pull down 47 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Marvin Bagley pitched in for the Kings in this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which earned him 20 points. Bagley snagged 5 rebounds in his 31:06 mins of time on the court and had 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Sacramento was Richaun Holmes. He totaled 17 points in 30:29 minutes played via 8 of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Holmes wrapped this one up going 72.7% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 5-8 for the season. Sacramento has totaled 1,477 points for the season (113.6 per game) and they grab 43.1 boards per game. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per game and they hit 72.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are connecting on 47.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 12th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.3 times per contest (13th in the league) and they turn it over 14.2 times per game. The Kings defensively are ranked 30th in the league in points allowed per contest with 123.2. They allow 27.8 dimes and 43.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks 29th and 9th in the league. The Sacramento defense gives up 39.8% on shots from 3-point land (198 of 498) and opponents are knocking down 80.8% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 50.1% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans (-2)
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