New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 11/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is where the Sacramento Kings (3-3) will attempt to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans (1-6) on Wednesday.
The Pelicans faced the Knicks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-117 in their last contest. New Orleans finished the game with a 45.7% field goal percentage (42 of 92) and knocked down 11 of their 33 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 22 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 91.7%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 30 dimes for the contest while creating 4 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to the defense, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 51.9% from the field on 42 out of 81 shooting. New York doled out 37 dimes and had 22 steals for the game. Furthermore, New York pulled down 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. New York ended up going 80.0% at the free throw line by making 20 of their 25 tries. They made 19 out of their 33 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Josh Hart is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He ended up scoring 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played for 30 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Hart ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
New Orleans comes into this contest with a mark of 1-6 for the campaign. They average 104.3 pts per game (21st in the league) on 43.0% from the floor. The Pelicans are shooting 33.6% on 3-pointers (78 of 232) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 49.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 160 assists on the season, which ranks 16th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 16.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 39.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 22nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.0). The Pelicans defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (283 of 617) and they concede 45.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 16th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 160 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 105-99 against the Mavericks. The Kings were able to pull down 39 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards totaling 56 in the game. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Mavericks had 9 fouls for the game which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing shots from downtown, Sacramento knocked down 7 out of their 36 tries (19.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 38 for 96 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.6%. The Kings allowed the Mavericks to convert 40 of 90 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 44.4% for the contest. They finished 32.4% from downtown by connecting on 12 out of 37 and finished the game at 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Sacramento allowed Dallas to grab 35 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Richaun Holmes was important for the Kings in this contest. He knocked down 9 out of 15 for the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 13 rebounds. Holmes earned 22 points in his 27 mins on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Sacramento has a mark of 3-3 for the season. As an offense, the Kings are connecting on 44.3% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the league. Sacramento has totaled 654 pts on the year (109.0 per contest) and they collect 47.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.8 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Kings commit 19.8 personal fouls every game and they go 78.9% from the charity stripe. The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 24th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.8. The Sacramento defense allows 32.9% from downtown (68 of 207) and their opponents are connecting on 76.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 22.0 assists and 48.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 10th and 25th in basketball. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Orleans
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