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Kings vs Pelicans Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks Friday April 19

We have an NBA expert prediction for the Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.

It’s the last chance to get into the NBA playoffs, and it’s the Kings currently favored to win because Zion Williamson has been ruled out of the contest.

Kings vs Pelicans Prediction, Odds and Picks Friday, April 19
Kings vs Pelicans Prediction, Odds and Picks Friday, April 19


Kings vs Pelicans Game Information

  • Game: Kings (47-36) vs Pelicans (49-34)
  • Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: April 19
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
  • Kings vs Pelicans Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Kings opened as +2 underdogs, but when news broke about Williamson’s injury, the line quickly moved to -1½.

The NBA play-in tournament game comes with a total of 214, and it can be viewed this Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT.


Kings vs Pelicans Head-to-Head


Kings vs Pelicans Odds and Spreads



  • The Kings are 24-16-1 ATS as the away team.
  • The Kings are 10-7-1 ATS as the road favorite.
  • The under is 11-6-1 when the Kings are road favorites.
  • The under is 29-22-2 in Kings conference games.
  • The Pelicans are 20-11-1 ATS as the betting underdog.
  • The Pelicans are 37-30 ATS in non-division games.
  • The under is 20-11-1 when the Pelicans are underdogs.
  • The under is 46-36-1 in all Pelicans games.


Kings vs Pelicans Over/Under Pick: Under 214

The NBA betting trends have the under cashing, and it’s tough to disagree.

Under 214 is well worth including in selections, and the injury to Williamson adds weight to our pick.

He had 40 points before sustaining a hamstring injury in a 110-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and without him on the court, we expect the game to go under.

The Kings have played excellent defense recently, holding the Blazers and Warriors to 82 and 94 points, respectively. That should be enough to see the under cash in the Play-In Tournament.



Kings vs Pelicans ATS Pick: Kings -1½

We have the Kings -1½ with our NBA points spread picks on Friday.

Momentum is firmly with the Kings after beating the Lakers, and coupled with the injury to Williamson, we can’t see the Pelicans keeping it close.

That has been reflected in NBA future bets, with the Kings attracting much more attention to win the NBA title.

We expect the likes of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis to have a field day in the paint without Williamson defending. It should be open season, and the Pelicans could also struggle to produce points.

The Pels are 5-0 against the Kings this season, which is scary, but conditions are much different at Smoothie King Center on Friday.



Kings vs Pelicans Player Prop Pick: Domantas Sabonis to Record Triple-Double (+199)

Sabonis is a double-double machine, averaging 19.4 points and 13.7 rebounds. We’re picking him to go one better and record a triple-double against the Pelicans.

He is our top NBA player prop pick, and it largely depends on his assist numbers. He averages 8.2 per game, so if that number hits 10, he should cash for bettors.

Not having to go against Williamson should make life easier for Sabonis.



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Kings vs Pelicans Prediction

Sacramento Kings 107, New Orleans Pelicans 100



Questions of the Day

DidZion Williamson’s injury affect NBA betting lines?

There was a 3½-point change in betting markets when Zion Williamson was ruled out, taking the Pelicans from -2 to +1½.

Are the Kings a good road bet?

Most of the Kings best wins came at home, but they are 22-19 on the road. They lost 129-93 and 117-112 on the road to the Pelicans in November.

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