Sacramento Kings (8-4) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-7)
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/20/23 – On November 20, 2023, fans can expect an exciting encounter between Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans at 8:00 PM ET at Smoothie King Center, featuring both teams boasting 8-4 records versus each other and looking for NBA tips and predictions from both camps. This game promises an intense showdown in NBA action! Both squads hold impressive 8-4 records; it should make for an action-packed NBA experience!
The Kings have shown impressive form, as evidenced by their 8-4 record. Averaging 115.9 points per game on 46.4% field goal percentage and 14.7 3-pointers made per game at 34.7% success rate; they excel both with regular scoring as well as 3-point shooting; their free throw percentage currently sits at 72.8% but this could use some improvement; on the defensive end of things they pull down 44 rebounds each game while creating turnovers with 8.5 steals and 4.7 blocks each contest.
At 6-7, New Orleans Pelicans may trail only slightly behind Sacramento Kings but should never be underestimated. Averaging 112.1 points per game with their field goal percentage slightly surpassing their competition (46.8% vs 44%) they excel at free throw shooting with an astounding success rate of 73.4 percent and have an admirable 3-point field goal percentage (36.4%). Defense wise they match closely as both average 43.5 rebounds per game as well as similar statistics in terms of steals and blocks.
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/20/23 Game Info
|When:||Monday, November 20, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Smoothie King Center|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
De’Aaron Fox (PG) vs. Kira Lewis Jr. (PG)
De’Aaron Fox of the Kings has been one of the standout players this season, averaging 36.8 minutes with 32.2 points per game on an average basis and providing both 6 assists and 4.7 rebounds every night – key assets that contribute across-the-board despite his 2.2 turnovers per game which could potentially prove troublesome for his teammates.
Kira Lewis Jr. of the Pelicans has shown promise during his 11.5 minutes per game; contributing 3.5 points and 1.6 assists while keeping an efficient assist-turnover ratio. Lewis stands out in particular due to his efficiency: boasting a 3.2 assist/turnover ratio.
Fox and Lewis will create an entertaining rivalry, where Fox can score freely while Lewis uses her time efficiently and sparsely to play an efficient yet limited court presence game. Their scoring capabilities and playmaking could dramatically shift game dynamics.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento Kings Moneyline -127, Total Odds: 237.5
Analysis of NBA odds and point spread for Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans game shows the Kings as slight favorites with a moneyline of -127; this indicates oddsmakers view them more likely than not to win, yet not overwhelming so. Odds at 237.5 indicate expectants for high scoring affair between these teams with significant offensive output from both sides expected in this matchup; these odds provide insight into market perception of relative strengths and scoring capabilities of these two sides in this contest.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Kings have performed exceptionally well against the spread (ATS), going 5-0 over their past five games to show they can consistently exceed expectations and meet or surpass them in recent games. Their unblemished 6-0 straight-up (SU) record shows they remain consistent winners; on the road specifically they have proven particularly strong (7-2 ATS); when facing New Orleans the total has typically gone UNDER which may play into betting strategies for this match-up.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The Pelicans, despite their struggles, have shown some encouraging trends at home with a 4-2 against-the-spread record and 2-6 straight up record in last eight games; yet bettors should note their total has gone UNDER in six of nine meetings against Sacramento during that span – something bettors should keep an eye on when considering betting odds on Pelican games against them.
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/20/23 Betting Picks
Current form and trends influence my selection, though my preference lies with Sacramento Kings due to their offensive prowess and recent ATS performance; but shouldn’t disregard Pelicans ability to keep games close at home as another key consideration.
Betting wise, betting the Kings appears to be the safer bet in terms of win bets and prop bets/over/under wagers; props/under may favor leaning more towards UNDER given both teams’ histories and trends. Remember this analysis provides expert top advice to make informed betting decisions.
This predicted score combines both teams’ scoring averages and current forms to predict an intense and high-scoring game that should ultimately favor Sacramento Kings.
Free Pick & Prediction: Sacramento Kings 118, New Orleans Pelicans 112