Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 2

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 02, 2022, 6:15 PM
  • The Pelicans (23-36) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Kings (22-39)
  • Total (Over/Under): 234.5 points
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSNO & NBCS-CA

The Sacramento Kings visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in New Orleans.

The Pelicans are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Kings are 29-34 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 30-30 against the spread.

The Kings vs Pelicans Over/Under is 234.5 total points for the game.


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Kings vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Sacramento Kings+5.5 -105O 234.5 -110185
New Orleans Pelicans -5.5 -115U 234.5 -110-225

Against the spread this NBA season, the Kings have gone:

  • 29-34 against the Spread (-8.4 Units / -12.12% ROI)
  • 23-40 against the Moneyline (-13.55 Units / -16.74% ROI)
  • 33-29 against the Over for game total points (+1.1 Units / 1.59% ROI)
  • 29-33 against the Under for game total points (-7.3 Units / -10.53% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have covered the Game Total Over in 26 of their last 45 games (+6.20 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 7 of their last 10 games (+4.85 Units / 44% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have covered the 3Q Spread in 8 of their last 11 games (+4.75 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have covered the Team Total Over in 7 of their last 10 games (+3.44 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only covered the 1Q Spread in 21 of their last 60 games (-19.67 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 22 of their last 63 games (-18.41 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only covered the Moneyline in 18 of their last 54 games (-17.60 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only covered the 4Q Spread in 25 of their last 63 games (-15.34 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 26 of their last 62 games (-12.40 Units / -18% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 30-30 against the Spread (-3.05 Units / -4.54% ROI)
  • 25-36 against the Moneyline (+1.05 Units / 1.42% ROI)
  • 25-36 against the Over for game total points (-14.55 Units / -21.7% ROI)
  • 36-25 against the Under for game total points (+8.5 Units / 12.66% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 38 of their last 61 games (+13.93 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 37 of their last 59 games (+13.76 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 33 games (+13.04 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Moneyline in 22 of their last 42 games (+12.90 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 24 of their last 35 games (+11.93 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 22 of their last 61 games (-19.55 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 21 of their last 59 games (-19.43 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 9 of their last 33 games (-16.33 Units / -45% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 25 of their last 61 games (-14.55 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 42 games (-13.31 Units / -28% ROI)

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Sacramento Kings: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Kings were 4-20 (.167) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Kings are 2-9 (.182) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Kings are 7-16 (.304) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Kings were 13-1 (.929) when forcing an eFG of 50% or worse last season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .782

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Sacramento Kings

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Kings - Wednesday's Game, Mar. 02

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Williamson suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot injury. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Terence Davis (Kings): The Kings announced that Davis had surgery on his right wrist. He will be re-evaluated in three months.
  • Richaun Holmes (Kings): The Kings have listed Holmes as QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's game (Mar. 2) against the Pelicans.

Sacramento Kings Offensive Stats & Trends

The Kings have 22.6 free throw attempts per game this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Kings shot 49% (1,608/3,265) in the first half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 47%

The Kings have made 779 three-pointers at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 8th most among NBA teams

The Kings are shooting 74% from the free throw line (913/1,229) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Sacramento Kings Defensive Stats & Trends

The Kings averaged 32.0 defensive rebounds per game (2,307 rebounds/72 games) last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Kings have blocked 323 shots at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Kings have averaged 32.8 defensive rebounds per game (3,898 rebounds/119 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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