Pelicans vs. Kings Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Pelicans cover as underdog vs. Kings? 2/12/17

Will the Pelicans cover as a slight road underdog versus the Kings tonight at 9:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are now just 3.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans after opening as a 5.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 211 and has been bet down to 210.5.

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New Orleans is just 4-6 over its last 10 games and is 4-6 at the betting window during that same stretch. The Pelicans did beat the Timberwolves 122-106 as a 5-point underdog on Friday, however, and have won two of their last three games overall. In that win at Minnesota, Anthony Davis scored 42 points while adding 13 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.

Sacramento has split over its last 10 games, going 5-5 on the hardwood and 5-4-1 at the betting window. The Kings have won back-to-back games, however, upsetting the Celtics and Hawks in consecutive games. In their 108-107 win over Atlanta, Ben McLemore scored a season-high 22 points while adding nine rebounds, three assists and four steals.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Pelicans are 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games when facing a team with a losing home record and have covered in four of their last five games versus the Kings. The underdog is also 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Kings are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents.

 

SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +3.5

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