Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 10/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (-1)
The New Orleans Pelicans (1-4) will compete against the Sacramento Kings (2-2) at Smoothie King Center on Friday. New Orleans opens this matchup as 1-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 222.5.
The Kings took the court against the Suns and walked away with a win by a score of 110-107 in their last contest. Sacramento ended with a 44.2% FG percentage (42 out of 95) and made 15 out of their 38 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Kings buried 11 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 73.3%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 40 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 28 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When talking about defending, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 45.2% from the floor on 42 out of 93 shooting. Phoenix earned 56 assists and had 23 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Phoenix snagged 42 rebounds (14 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Phoenix walked away from this one shooting 70.8% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of their 24 shots. They also made 6 of their 22 tries from beyond the arc.
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Harrison Barnes is one guy who played a role in this game. He had 22 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He played 39 minutes played and also grabbed 9 rebounds. Barnes finished the contest at 55.6% from the floor and earned 4 assists.
Sacramento enters this game with a mark of 2-2 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Sacramento is collecting 45.5 boards per game and is sitting with 98 assists for the season, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Kings are shooting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (55 of 161) and 73.1% from the free throw line. They average 110.5 points per contest (12th in the league) while going 44.4% from the field. When they are on defense, the Kings have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. The Kings defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 44.8% (167 of 373) and they concede 49.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 12th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 90 conceded so far this season. They are relinquishing 34.6% on shots from distance and they are 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed (114.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans went home defeated by a final of 102-99 when they played the Hawks. The Pelicans earned 35 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the game. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. The Hawks committed 11 personal fouls for this game which got the Pelicans to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to convert 8 of them for a percentage of 88.9%. In the matter of shooting from distance, New Orleans knocked down 11 out of their 36 tries (30.6%). When all was said and done, the Pelicans went 40 out of 93 from the field which had them shooting 43.0%. The Pelicans permitted the Hawks to make 40 of 96 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7% in the game. They finished the game shooting 26.7% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 30 and finished the game at 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). In relation to rebounding, New Orleans permitted Atlanta to collect 34 in total (21 offensive).
Devonte' Graham ended up having an impact for the Pelicans for the contest. He converted 8 out of 17 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and had 5 rebounds. Graham totaled 21 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 6 assists for the contest.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 1-4 this season. New Orleans has tallied 504 points for the year (100.8 per contest) and they collect 50.2 rebounds per game. The Pelicans are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.0% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Pelicans are shooting 42.5% from the floor, which ranks them 26th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 22.4 times per game (20th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 18.0 times per contest. The Pelicans defensively are ranked 15th in basketball in PPG allowed with 108.2. They have conceded 23.8 dimes and 47.2 rebounds every game, which ranks them 18th and 19th in the league. The New Orleans defense allows 36.3% on 3-point shots (62 of 171) and opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw shots. They have forced 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (11th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans (+1) and over 222.5 points
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