The only two Western teams that are already eliminated from the playoffs are clashing tonight. The Kings (29-41), who have won only once in the Orlando bubble, are facing the Pelicans (30-40), who are 2-4 in the restart.
Date/Time: 08-11-2020, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Sacramento Kings +1 Total: +230.5
Kings have a 29-41 record (35-33-2 ATS) and are third to last in the West. They are 1-5 in the restart and in their last game they got defeated by the Rockets, 112-129. They failed to cover the +4.5 spread.
De’Aaron Fox leads the team both in scoring with 21.1 ppg and in assists with 6.8 per game. He also adds 3.8 rebounds.
Pelicans have a 30-40 record (35-33-2 ATS) and are 12th in the West. In their last game they lost against the Spurs, 113-122, even though they were the favorites with a -4 spread.
Brandon Ingram leads the team in scoring with 23.8 ppg, adding 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Zion Williamson follows with 22.5 ppg and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Both teams are tied 1-1 wins this season.
Pelicans won on the road by two points and Kings won by 15 in the Orlando bubble.
New Orleans has a better offense (115.8 to 109.7), while Sacramento has a better defense (112.1 to 117).
Both teams have a similar FG% (46.3% to 46%), while Pelicans have a better 3pt% (37.1% to 36.2%).
Pelicans are better both in rebounding (46.8 to 42.5) and in assists made (26.9 to 23.6).
On the other hand, Kings are better in turnovers committed (14.4 to 16.4).
Bookmakers give the Pelicans a -1 spread and expect them to beat the odds. It’s a game without incentive for both teams and the Pelicans have a better team.
Pelicans vs Kings Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -1 (-105)
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