New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The New Orleans Pelicans (34-44) are headed to Golden 1 Center on Tuesday where they will meet the Sacramento Kings (29-50).
The Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Clippers and took a loss by a score of 119-100 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Pelicans walked away with 13 while the Clippers totaled 10 fouls. They also buried 21 of their 44 shots from long range. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 10 attempts. Furthermore, Los Angeles totaled 29 rebounds (12 offensive, 17 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Los Angeles distributed 41 dimes and had 33 steals in the game. With respect to defending, New Orleans allowed 47.4% from the floor on 45 of 95 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 4 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 54 with 19 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Pelicans made 21 of their 27 shots for a rate of 77.8%. New Orleans ended the game having earned a 40.2% FG percentage (35 of 87) and buried 9 of their 24 three-point shots.
Jaxson Hayes is a guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He totaled 12 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 22 mins and totaled 10 rebounds. Hayes finished 33.3% from the floor and recorded 3 assists.
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New Orleans will play this contest with a mark of 34-44 this season. They are averaging 108.9 points per contest (21st in basketball) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. The Pelicans are hitting 33.2% on shots from downtown (828 of 2,497) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a team, New Orleans is pulling in 45.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,943 dimes on the season, which is 13th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.7 personal fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.4 fouls. They are surrendering 36.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 13th in the league in points per game allowed (109.9). The Pelicans defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.7% (3,124 of 6,693) and they relinquish 42.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 14th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,909 conceded this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Kings took a defeat with a final score of 109-90 against the Warriors. In relation to attacking the glass, Sacramento permitted Golden State to get 40 in total (7 on the offensive side). They finished 47.1% from 3-point land by shooting 16 of 34 and finished the game at 11 out of 15 at the free throw line (73.3%). The Kings permitted the Warriors to convert 41 out of their 79 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 51.9% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Kings shot 31 out of 81 from the field which had them shooting 38.3%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Sacramento buried 7 out of their 33 tries (21.2%). They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 87.5%. The Warriors committed 15 personal fouls in this game which took the Kings to the free throw line for 24 shots. They also gave up possession 12 times, while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Kings earned 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in the game.
Harrison Barnes was important for the Kings in this game. He made 7 out of 17 for the game for a rate of 41.2%, and added 10 rebounds. Barnes earned 18 points in his 35 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in this game.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 29-50 on the year. The Kings have committed 19.0 fouls per contest and they hit 76.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.6 times per game (21st in basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. Sacramento has totaled 8,722 pts so far this year (110.4 per game) and they collect 43.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Kings are shooting 45.9% from the field, which ranks 19th in the NBA.
The Kings on defense are ranked 29th in the league in PPG given up with 115.7. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (29th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense concedes 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (1,018 of 2,749) and their opponents are knocking down 77.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.3 assists and 45.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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