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Kings home to Pelicans in NBA betting action

New Orleans PelicansSacramento Kings
11-14December 23, 2013, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena8-18



The Kings will be trying to slam the Pelicans on Monday when the teams tip off at Sleep Train Arena in NBA betting action.

Sacramento battles the Pelicans, currently with a 11-14 mark (10-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-13 for the Kings and 15-10 for the Pelicans. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 209 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Kings - Pelicans odds would favor the Pelicans if the lines were set according to power ranks. Sacramento is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pelicans sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-91 win for the Pelicans.



Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 110-107 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Pelicans covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Anthony Davis scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Pelicans to victory (they lost 110-107 to Portland at Rose Garden on Saturday).

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 105-100 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Kings covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Kings got 23 points from Isaiah Thomas as Sacramento ran past Orlando 105-100 on Saturday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 12 in the league with 43.64 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 6.96 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 23 with 6.56 per contest.

Next up:
New Orleans home to Denver, Friday, December 27th
Sacramento home to Miami, Friday, December 27th

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