The Sacramento Kings will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at the Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is 1-4 overall and 0-2 at home, while the Kings are 2-2 overall and 2-0 on the road. New Orleans fell 102-99 to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Sacramento beat the Phoenix Suns, 110-107.
The Pelicans won two of the three meetings between the teams last season. Sacramento is favored by 1.5-points in the latest Pelicans vs. Kings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221. Before entering any Kings vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Pelicans vs. Kings spread: Pelicans +1.5
- Pelicans vs. Kings over-under: 221 points
What you need to know about the Pelicans
In the loss to Atlanta on Wednesday, Brandon Ingram fully missed the rim on a 3-point attempt with the game tied at 98, and the Hawks took the lead for good with 55 seconds left. Ingram had a strong showing in the loss, scoring 30 points. Devonte’ Graham shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points, six assists, and five rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas posted a double-double with 16 points and 15 boards.
New Orleans had a 16-point lead in the first quarter but it was erased in the second quarter when the Pelicans went down 43-41. They missed 10-of-18 field goal attempts in the third quarter. Nickeil Alexander-Walker missed 11-of-14 attempts from the field.
What you need to know about the Kings
Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer as time expired to send the Kings to their win over the Suns on Wednesday. Sacramento let a 13-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter but was able to pull off the dramatic victory. Barnes finished with 22 points. Buddy Hield scored 26 points off the bench, making seven 3-pointers on 11 attempts.
The Kings have the most game-winning buzzer beaters in the NBA since the 2018-19 season with six. Barnes is averaging 26.8 points per game so far this season, while Hield is scoring 18.3 points per contest.
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