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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Pelicans

Sacramento KingsNew Orleans Pelicans
14-25January 21, 2014, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena16-24

The Pelicans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kings tip off at New Orleans Arena on Tuesday in NBA play.

New Orleans will face the 14-25 Kings, who own a 17-20-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pelicans are 20-20 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 21-18 favoring the OVER.

View Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pelicans installed as -3-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.5.

This game pits the Pelicans, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-92 victory for the Pelicans.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 108-93 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Isaiah Thomas chucked in 38 points for Sacramento on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 108-93 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Pelicans were a 95-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis was victimized for 27 points and 10 rebounds by Anthony Davis as the Pelicans defeated the Grizzlies 95-92 in NBA action on Monday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 13 in the league with 43.49 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 6.15 per game, while the Kings rate No. 23 with 6.77 per contest.

Next up:
Sacramento at Houston, Wednesday, January 22nd
New Orleans at Detroit, Friday, January 24th