Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans 11-22-23

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/22/23 NBA Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Sacramento Kings (8-5) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-7)


Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/22/23 – On Wednesday night, Sacramento Kings will meet New Orleans Pelicans for an exciting showdown that promises not only regular season action but could potentially showcase potential playoff contenders as well. Fans and bettors should mark their calendars now as this matchup promises to be one of the highlights in NBA. The Smoothie King Center promises Premium Predictions opportunities on this thrilling matchup that promises a highlight in this year’s basketball campaign.


The Kings have shown remarkable resilience this season, consistently outshone expectations. Their offense averages 115.2 points per game with an impressive field goal percentage of 46.3% and three-point percentage of 34.4%; combined with 8.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game they make them formidable opponents; yet their tendency for 13.2 turnovers per game could prove problematic against teams like Pelicans.


The Pelicans, on the other hand, average 113.3 points per game and boast an excellent field goal percentage of 47.4% and three-point percentage of 36.8% for added danger on their home court. Furthermore, they edge out Sacramento in rebounding numbers (44.3 per game), making them key components to controlling pace of play while their slightly higher turnover average (13.6) could present an opportunity to exploit.


Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/22/23 Game Info


When: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center
Stream: NBA League Pass


De’Aaron Fox (PG) vs. Brandon Ingram (SF)


De’Aaron Fox has been an incredible performer for Sacramento this season. Averaging 29.6 points and boasting an outstanding assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.9, Fox is driving their offense with 29.6 points per game while also contributing 1.8 steals per game defensively and 2.6 fouls per game (making him susceptible against an aggressive Pelicans’ offense).


Brandon Ingram of the Pelicans is an impressive opponent, scoring 24.1 points per game while providing significant contributions in terms of rebounds and assists. His all-around game has proven essential for New Orleans with an assist-to-turnover ratio slightly lower than Fox’s at 1.7; Ingram excels due to his versatility but must remain wary of Fox’s defensive prowess.


Fox and Ingram will play an instrumental role in this game’s narrative. Fox’s aggressive offensive style will put Ingram under tremendous defensive strain while his all-around play forces Fox to maintain defensive intensity without going foul-prone – this head-to-head matchup could change its course, potentially even changing its outcome.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento Kings +102, Total Odds: 234.5


The betting odds are slightly in favor of the Kings, with a -1 spread reflecting their recent form. The total set at 234.5 suggests a high-scoring affair, a characteristic of games involving these offensively potent teams.


Sacramento Kings Betting Trends


The Kings have shown their ability to exceed expectations by going 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, exceeding all expectations in 4 of those matches and going under in total points in four of those meetings – as well as 10 out of 14 road contests! Their recent trend of going UNDER total points suggests an effective offensive and defensive strategy is working well for them.


New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends


The Pelicans have been effective at covering close games against the spread, going 4-1 over their last five games against Sacramento to demonstrate their ability to cover. Their record of 3-6 SU may indicate difficulty closing out games; however, their trend of going UNDER in five out of seven home games against Sacramento suggests they might take a defensive approach that could counter their offense.


Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/22/23 Betting Picks


This game should be an intriguing matchup, with both teams possessing strengths that could neutralize one another. The Kings may have the edge due to recent form, while Pelicans home advantage and historical influence cannot be overlooked. Prop bets focusing on individual performances from Fox and Ingram could prove highly influential game changers; additionally, given both teams tend to score under in recent games, expect an end of game scorer restriction scenario to unfold.


This prediction leans toward a tight win for Sacramento by factoring in their offensive efficiency and recent form, yet also recognizes New Orleans’ ability to keep the game close at home. Expect an exciting NBA matchup insights suggesting a victory for Sacramento after an intense, close contest.

Free Pick & Prediction: Sacramento Kings 112, New Orleans Pelicans 108 


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