Free NBA Hoops Pick: Pelicans vs Kings Lines
Looking for New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings free plays? NBA betting sees the Pelicans taking on the Kings on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
24-42 (7-27 V) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings 25-40 (14-19 H)
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Kings -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 222
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The Kings and Pelicans are right next to each other in the Western Conference standings and if either team hopes to make one last push at the 8th spot, a loss is simply something they cannot do.
Currently Sacramento sits in 11th while the Pelicans hold the 12th spot down.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have dropped 4 in a row and their playoff hopes are on the brink.
They currently sit 9.5 games back and it will take a complete turnaround, along with a lot of help from the rest of the West to get back into this. It will certainly start with them beating a team that is currently in front of them.
The Pelicans last win did come against this Kings team back on 3/7. New Orleans held on at home for a 115-112 win as they managed to hold on despite being out rebounded and out shot. New Orleans erased a 13 point half time deficit behind Anthony Davis and his 31 points.
This time around, the two teams will meet on the road, a place not kind to the Pelicans. New Orleans has gone just 7-27 away from Smoothie King Arena.
The Kings were right in the battle for that 8th spot not too long ago, but that has since faded and now they are in the danger zone.
Sitting in the 11th spot, Sacramento sits 8.0 games off the pace of a playoff spot and losing 5 certainly didn’t help the cause. The good news for them is that they at least put an end to that on Tuesday with a win in Los Angeles. The Kings held on for an 8 point win, in a game they were dominating early on.
Sacramento will return home to a place where they haven’t really held the fort down. The Kings have gone just 14-18 SU and 12-20 ATS inside Sleep Train Arena.
Following this one, the Kings will head East for a road trip that will feature the Bulls, Knicks, and Pistons this weekend.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 20-7-1 in NO last 28 overall.
- Under is 37-18-2 in NO last 57 road games.
- SAC are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in SAC last 9 Wed. games.
- SAC are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction:
The Kings and Pelicans cannot afford a loss. Realistically, both teams would need a miracle to make the playoffs.
Still, give the advantage to the Kings, mostly because of Cousins. DeMarcus Cousins is one of the best centers in the league and will certainly control the paint here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Sacramento Kings -2.5
The Kings use Cousins to gather enough offense in a game where him and Davis exchange blows.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Sacramento 116- New Orleans 107
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