I was incorrect in my last NBA pick as the Nuggets (+2) were defeated 109-93 at New York on Sunday afternoon. This evening I like the Pelicans-Kings match-up.
New Orleans Pelicans (5-4) @ Sacramento Kings (6-4)
The New Orleans Pelicans had their brief 2 game winning streak snapped last night as they were defeated 102-93 at Portland. They’ve failed to score 100 points only twice so far this season. The team is averaging 104.2 points per game, 8th in the league. They are giving up 98.8 points per game, 17th in the league. They are 1-3 on the road this season. They are 1-0 versus Pacific division opponents. Tonight is the 2nd of a 4 game road trip. It’s also the 2nd game of a back to back. They are 1-0 in the 2nd game this season. The Sacramento Kings put a halt to their 3 game losing skid with a 94-91 home win versus the Spurs on Saturday. The Kings have won by less than 10 points in 5 of their 6 wins this season. The team is averaging 102.8 points per game, 9th in the league. They are giving up 101.6 points per game, 20th in the league. They are 3-1 at home this season. They are 1-3 versus Southwest division opponents. Tonight is the 2nd of a 3 game home stand.
Sacramento was victorious in 3 of 4 meetings with New Orleans last season.
Pelicans vs Kings Prediction
The Kings picked up an impressive home win versus the Spurs their last time out. They’ve been off the last 2 days while the Pelicans just played last night. I think they’ll be able run the Pelicans in to the ground.
Take the Kings -2.5 (Bet365)
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