#1 New Orleans Pelicans Ready to Take on Sacramento Kings in High-Stakes NBA Showdown


The Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans are set to face off on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Matchup Information

This will be the first of three matchups between these two teams. The Kings are coming off a 107-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers, while the Pelicans are coming off a 131-126 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kings vs. Pelicans Odds and Key Injuries

Kings at Pelicans odds are as follows: Moneyline (Kings -115, Pelicans -105), Against the Spread (Kings -1.5 (-105), Pelicans +1.5 (-115)), and Over/Under (228.5 O: -112, U: -108). The Kings will be missing guard De’Aaron Fox due to personal reasons, while the New Orleans Pelicans have no key injuries to report.

Kings vs. Pelicans Picks and Predictions

According to our predictions, the New Orleans Pelicans will beat the Kings 119-115. For the Moneyline, it is best to pass. For the Against the Spread pick, it is recommended to bet on the Pelicans +1.5 (-115).

Pelicans’ Performance against the Lakers

The Pelicans are coming off a home win and cover over the Lakers, and they are 15-12 ATS at home this season. As for the Kings, they are just 2-3 ATS and straight up in their last 5 games. The Kings shoot a lot of 3-pointers, but the New Orleans Pelicans are strong in limiting opponents’ 3-point field goal percentage.

For the Over/Under pick, it is a lean over 228.5 (-112). The Kings score a lot of points per game and have a deep bench, while the Pelicans have allowed at least 120 points in 3 of their last 4 games. With Brandon Ingram coming off a 35-point game, the Pelicans should be able to keep up with the Kings’ high-scoring pace.

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