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(1-3) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings (1-3)
The New Orleans Pelicans will be hoping to regroup after their superstar went down with an injury as the Kings will play host. Both teams are looking for a statement win to get their season going in the right step.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left in the first quarter of Tuesday’s 103-93 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center with a left knee injury. This is a huge setback for the Pelicans as they are left without their big man.
Davis exited after bumping knees with Portland forward Maurice Harkless with seven minutes left in the first quarter and didn’t return. He finished with two points and a rebound.
The team indicated Davis might have tweaked his knee before the game. He underwent an MRI at the arena, which came back negative, though he is experiencing soreness. Davis will be listed as day-to-day heading into Thursday’s game at Sacramento.
Center DeMarcus Cousins led the Pelicans (1-3) with a game-high 39 points, 13 rebounds and three assists.
Despite losing Davis in the first quarter, the Pelicans remained engaged and managed to go into halftime holding a one-point lead. Cousins led the way after two quarters with 13 points, and New Orleans did a good job of moving the ball and keeping the Portland defense off balance.
The Pelicans had nine players score at least one basket in the first quarter and registered an assist on 11 of the team’s 16 field goals.
With Davis out, Cousins put the team on his shoulders. He accounted for 22 of the team’s 25 points in the third quarter and helped New Orleans maintain its lead heading into the final period.
When the Sacramento Kings sent All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline last season, it hurt the fan base of Sacramento to see their only star leave. Cousins, in 6 1/2 seasons with the Kings, made three All-Star appearances, showcased his varied skill set and became the face of the franchise.
Now he is returning back to Sacramento to face his old team and there will be a lot of tension after his recent comments about the Kings organization. The Kings failed to make the playoffs in each of his seasons there and never finished .500 in that span either.
Cousins recently spoke to the media and said his biggest regret was that he didn’t leave Sacramento sooner. Oh man.. This is going to be a physical game for sure.
Besides the return of Cousins, The Kings were unable to make a comeback win against the Phoenix Suns. After climbing out of deficits throughout the contest, Garrett Temple led Sacramento in a late Kings surge against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Unfortunately, Temple’s three-point attempt to beat the buzzer and earn a victory was just off the mark and the Kings would fall to Phoenix 117-115.
NBA Betting Trends:
- New Orleans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Pelicans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pelicans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Kings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction:
Unfortunately with Davis out for the Pelicans it will be hard to win without him. With also Cousins making those comments before game time, watch Sacramento unleash a side that nobody has seen before.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Sacramento ML
The home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 meetings. Also the Pelicans have struggled in Sacramento as of late.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 89 – Sacramento 94
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