Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 11/20/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans (6-7) will take on the Sacramento Kings (7-4) at Smoothie King Center on Monday.
The Kings faced the Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 129-120 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Kings ended up walking away with 22 while the Spurs recorded 21 fouls. They also buried 15 of their 36 attempts from downtown. San Antonio finished the game shooting 82.6% at the charity stripe by making 19 of 23 shots. On top of that, San Antonio had 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. San Antonio earned 33 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. When it comes to defense, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 43 of 92 shooting. They also recorded 31 assists for this game while forcing 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Kings buried 19 of 24 tries for a rate of 79.2%. Sacramento ended the game with a 54.1% FG percentage (46 out of 85) and made 18 out of their 42 three-point shots.
De'Aaron Fox is one guy who played a role in this game. Fox shot 58.3% from the field and earned 7 assists. He saw the court for 41 mins played and snagged 8 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 43 points on 14 of 24 shooting.
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Sacramento enters this one with a record of 7-4 for the season. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a team they commit 21.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 44.0 boards per contest and has tallied 303 assists on the campaign, which is 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Kings are shooting 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (162 of 467) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 115.9 points per outing (8th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They rank 10th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 299 surrendered so far this year. The Kings defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.7% (467 of 959) and they relinquish 42.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 37.7% on shots from distance while they are 19th in the league in opponents points per game (114.5).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Pelicans took a loss by a final score of 121-120 against the Timberwolves. With respect to how they rebounded, New Orleans allowed Minnesota to pull down 33 in total (5 offensive). They finished 41.9% from downtown by hitting 13 out of 31 and finished the game at 22 out of 27 at the free throw line (81.5%). The Pelicans permitted the Timberwolves to make 43 of 80 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.8% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans shot 44 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2%. In relation to 3-point shots, New Orleans knocked down 12 of 29 attempts (41.4%). They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.0%. The Timberwolves had 21 fouls for the contest which took the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Pelicans earned 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the matchup.
Brandon Ingram ended up having an impact for the Pelicans in this contest. He converted 11 of 24 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.8%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Ingram totaled 30 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes in the matchup.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 6-7 so far this season. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they hit 73.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.8 times per contest (21st in the league) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. New Orleans has accounted for 1,457 points on the season (112.1 per game) and they pull down 43.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Pelicans are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which is 16th in the NBA.
The New Orleans defense gives up 32.3% on 3-pointers (165 of 511) and their opponents are making 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 27.5 dimes and 47.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 25th and 27th in the NBA. The Pelicans are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 115.6. They are forcing 13.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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