Pelicans vs. Kings Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Pelicans vs. Kings Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 4, 2023

NBA Predictions

CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (40-38) enter their game against the De’Aaron Fox-led Sacramento Kings (47-31) on April 4, 2023 as a 4.5-point favorite. A point total of 235.5 has been set for the game.

Pelicans vs. Kings Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -182
  • Kings odds to win: +153
  • Spread: Pelicans (-4.5)
  • Total: 235.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: BSNO and NBCS-CA

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Kings?

Pelicans and Kings Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pelicans are 12-10 against the spread when favored by 4.5 points or more this season.

The Kings are 5-5 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.

Between them, these two teams average 0.2 more points per game (235.7) than this matchup’s over/under (235.5).

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 230.5 points per game, 5.0 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

The Pelicans’ average point total in matchups this season is 226.5, 9.0 points less than the over/under in this game.

Sacramento’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 239.7 points, 4.2 more than the point total in this matchup.

New Orleans’ ATS record is 38-39-1 this season.

The Kings have a 43-34-1 record against the spread this season.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans average 114.3 points per game (15th in the league) while allowing 112.2 per outing (seventh in the NBA). They have a +163 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 2.1 points per game.

The Pelicans average 43.7 rebounds per game (12th in the league) while allowing 41.7 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by two boards per game.

New Orleans makes 1.1 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 11 (22nd in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.1.

The Pelicans score 111.8 points per 100 possessions (20th in the league), while giving up 109.8 points per 100 possessions (sixth in the NBA).

So far in 2022-23, the Pelicans’ offense has been slightly better at home, where they score 114.7 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 114 per game. On defense, they have been much better in home games, where they concede 109.2 points per game, versus on the road, where they let opponents to score 115.1 per game.

Kings Stats & Insights

The Kings’ +239 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 121.4 points per game (first in NBA) while allowing 118.3 per outing (26th in league).

Sacramento is 20th in the NBA at 42.4 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 42.1 its opponents average.

The Kings hit 13.8 three-pointers per game (fifth-most in the league), 1.3 more than their opponents.

The Kings average 117.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (first in league), and give up 114.2 points per 100 possessions (23rd in NBA).

In 2022-23 Sacramento is scoring 5.4 more points per game at home (124) than away (118.6).

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The active leader in points and assists for the Pelicans this season is McCollum, who scores 20.8 points and dishes out 5.8 assists per game.

Jonas Valanciunas puts up 14.4 points per game and adds 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Pelicans.

McCollum makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Pelicans, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.

Herbert Jones averages 1.6 steals per game, while Valanciunas swats 0.6 shots per contest.

Kings Key Players to Watch

Domantas Sabonis has a top spot on the Kings rebounds and assists leaderboards, scoring 19.2 points a contest with 12.4 rebounds per game and 7.2 assists per game.

Fox’s per-game averages this season are 25.2 points, 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds.

Kevin Huerter averages 2.8 made threes per game.

The Kings’ defensive efforts get a lift from Fox (1.2 steals per game) and Keegan Murray (0.5 blocks per game).

Pelicans vs. Kings Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Kings (+ 4.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (235.5)

  • Prediction:
    Pelicans 117 – Kings 116

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