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Kings vs Pelicans Betting Preview

New Orleans PelicansSacramento Kings
23-36March 03, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena20-39

The Pelicans will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Kings in Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena on Monday in NBA action.

Supporters of the Pelicans have seen them go 23-36 and 24-31-4 ATS so far this season, while the Kings are at 20-39 and 25-32-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 30-28-1, while the Pelicans are 28-31.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The Pelicans were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 204.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 26-rated Pelicans taking on the No. 24-rated Kings in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 92-91 win for the Kings on Monday.

The Pelicans were a 108-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pelicans were blown out by Los Angeles on Saturday, losing by a 108-76 final at STAPLES Center in basketball betting action.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 108-97 loser at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Kings endured a 108-97 loss at the hands of the Timberwolves on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Rudy Gay at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 13-ranked offense (101.59 PPG) against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.68 PPG. The Kings have averaged 44.79% from the field per game, less than the Pelicans have managed so far this season (45.47% on average).

Next up:
New Orleans at Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 4th
Sacramento at Milwaukee, Wednesday, March 5th