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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings 3/6/2023 Analysis, Odds and Free Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings 3/6/2023 Analysis, Odds and Free Picks

The New Orleans Pelicans will go against the Sacramento Kings in NBA action in Golden 1 Center, CA, on Monday, March 6, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET. The Pelicans currently hold a 31-33 record and rank third in the Southwest division, trailing the top-seeded Memphis by eight games. Despite their current position, New Orleans sits just one game ahead of the 11th placed Los Angeles, and their recent performance has been underwhelming with five losses in their last six games.

With Zion Williamson sidelined due to injury, the Pelicans are relying heavily on Brandon Ingram, who leads the team in scoring with an average of 23.3 points per game. CJ McCollum, who is the second-highest scorer and leader in assists, has been averaging 21.1 points and 5.9 assists per game. Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas leads the team in rebounding. New Orleans has four active players with double-figure scoring averages, and they have been averaging 114.2 points per game as a team. 

  • New Orleans Pelicans are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Sacramento.
  • The Pelicans are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 8 games on the road against Sacramento.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings 3/6/2023 Analysis, Odds and Free Picks

Hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, the Sacramento Kings seek to rebound from their recent loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. With a current record of 37-26, Sacramento leads the Pacific division by 2 ½ games ahead of the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately, the Kings’ winning streak came to a halt with the 138-134 loss to the Timberwolves.

Leading the team in scoring, De’Aaron Fox is averaging 25.5 points per game, while Domantas Sabonis holds the second-highest scoring average and leads the team in rebounds and assists, with averages of 18.9 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. Six Kings players average double figures in scoring, and as a team, they have been scoring an average of 121.1 points per game.

  • The total went OVER in 13 of Sacramento’s last 19 matches with the Pelicans.
  • The total hung OVER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 5 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento’s last 8 games at home against New Orleans. 

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings. The NBA pick for this game is the Sacramento Kings. As Sacramento takes on New Orleans in their home court, it is likely that the game will see a high-scoring affair, making the OVER bet a favorable option. Sacramento has a strong track record of hitting the OVER in their recent home games, with the OVER cashing in their last five home games, as well as in six of their last eight home games against New Orleans. Furthermore, in their 19 overall head-to-head games, the OVER has hit in 13 of them. Pick Sacramento predicted to win to a score of 123-117.

NBA Starting Time: 10:00  PM (EDT)

Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA

Date: Monday, March 6, 2023


NBA Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +5.5

NBA Totals: 238.5

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