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Pelicans vs Kings Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks Thursday, April 11

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Pelicans vs Kings Predictions, Odds and Picks Thursday, April 11
Pelicans vs Kings Predictions, Odds and Picks Thursday, April 11

After the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings meet on Thursday, they will only have two games left in their season. Both teams are also bound for the postseason but could end up in the Play-In Tournament or steal the last automatic playoff spot. That could motivate players into having big games, making this an excellent matchup for NBA props tonight.

In the Pelicans’ last game, they easily beat the Portland Trail Blazers (110-100), a team that has been eliminated from the playoff hunt for a while. On the other hand, the Kings ran into the Oklahoma City Thunder and lost 112-105.

 

Pelicans vs Kings Game Information

  • Game: Pelicans (47-32) vs Kings (45-34)
  • Start time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Thursday, April 11
  • Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Pelicans vs Kings Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

 

This game is going to be crucial for NBA future bets. While the Pelicans seemed to be locked into a top-six seed and an automatic playoff spot in the Western Conference, that has not happened yet. Phoenix is a half-game behind New Orleans and the Kings are only two games back from the Pelicans.

 

Pelicans vs Kings Head-to-Head

 

Pelicans vs Kings Odds and Spreads

 

  • Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • Pelicans are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • Kings are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.
  • Under is 6-0 in Kings last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 5-0 in Kings last 5 games as a home underdog of 11.0 or greater.
  • Under is 5-0 in Pelicans last 5 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • Under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • Under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.

 

Pelicans vs Kings Moneyline: Pelicans -105

The Pelicans recently hit a rough patch, so they have not yet clinched a top-six seed in the West. Before the last two games, when they beat the Phoenix Suns and the Trail Blazers, the Pelicans had lost five of the previous six. That changed the team’s NBA lines, with them starting to slide toward the play-in.

Part of the Pelicans’ struggles iss that they have been without Brandon Ingram for the last 10 games. He is a game-time decision to return against the Kings. He is second in points per game while first in assists, and should be returning before the end of the regular season.

However, the Pelicans have found other ways to succeed without Ingram, primarily through Zion Williamson. In the win over the Suns, Williamson scored 29 points, had 10 rebounds and added seven assists while blocking five shots. He followed that up with 22 points and seven rebounds in the win over the Trail Blazers.


CJ McCollum has also gotten hot, shifting NBA predictions, by scoring 31 points in the win over the Suns and 29 to beat the Trail Blazers. Trey Murphy III also had a big game against the Trail Blazers, scoring 31 points, showing the Pelicans can win without Ingram. These teams have also matched up four times this season, with the Pelicans winning each game and covering the spread.

 

 

Pelicans vs Kings Over/Under Pick: Under 216½

The under in this game could make the most sense for NBA picks because of the Pelicans’ defense and the Kings’ high over/under lines due to their reputation for having a great offense. The Pelicans consistently have been one of the best defensive teams in the league, having allowed the eighth-fewest points (110.4) and tied for the fourth-best defensive rating (114.2).

While the Kings have an exciting offense, averaging 116.5 points, they have struggled without Malik Monk, who last played on March 29. Furthermore, the Kings have hit the over in two of their last 10 games, and against a defensive team like the Pelicans, that might be hard to change.

 

 

Player Prop Pick: CJ McCollum Over 23.5 points (-122)

Someone is going to need to pick up some of the scoring slack with Ingram out, and that is McCollum. Over the last 10 games, McCollum’s scoring numbers have increased, jumping up to 26.7 points per game. He has also played well through the previous two games, combining for 60 points. With Ingram still likely to miss another game, expect McCollum to continue to score.

 

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Pelicans vs Kings Score Prediction

Pelicans 109, Kings 106

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team will be the sixth seed?


The Western Conference sixth seed is still undecided, with four teams potentially having a chance at it. The Pelicans are currently holding the spot now, giving them an advantage.

Can the Kings make the playoffs through the Play-In Tournament?


Currently, the Kings would have to beat the Suns, Lakers, and/or Warriors to make it into the playoffs.

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