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Pelicans against Kings NBA Betting Preview, Odds and Analysis (August 11, 2020)

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings NBA betting preview

At first, the Pelicans were a massive disappointment for the NBA restart.  New Orleans got the Bubble invited for obvious reasons.  NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants Zion Williamson on TV.  And for that matter in the NBA betting postseason.  Problematic was that Williamson showed up overweight and out of shape.  As a result, the Pelicans lost their opening two games.  It was a slap in the face to Silver and the Association.  But New Orleans has begun to pick up the pace.  Counter to that is a Sacramento team as bad as advertised.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Information

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: The Arena (WWOS), Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: TNT

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Odds

Pelicans +3 (-110) 233 (-110) +125
Kings -3 (-110) 233 (-110) -145
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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings CashBet Wagering Analysis

New Orleans must finish within four games of eighth place to gain a play-in opportunity.  Concurrently they are in range but with no margin for error.  Gamblers know all of this and will find it hard to resist the Pelicans’ playoff push.  Sacramento simply has no online sportsbook Cache.  In fact, they only made the bubble as cover for New Orleans.  Nobody takes the Kings seriously.  There is “no there, there.”  Sharps will be quite concerned with the price.  Consider the square fanboy money flowing on the Pelicans.  And Sacramento has shown the ability to get the cash.

Pelicans Walking Tightrope for Play-In 

New Orleans has a Betting on NBA 30-39 straight up, 35-32-2 against the spread, with 32 unders.  Late on the Pelicans have dropped three of their last five to the line.  Six of their last seven have gone under the total.  NBA metrics have New Orleans ranked fifth for scoring and 27th for points allowed.

Fashion that SF Zion Williamson’s status is the day today.  Williamson showed up to the bubble completely unprepared for action.  Zion played only 29 minutes in his first two restart games.  Subsequently, that increased to 47 minutes in the next two games.  He sat out the Pelicans 118-107 win and payout over the Wizards.  Zion is averaging 22.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.

Sacramento Exposed as Kings of Pretender Class

Late on the Kings have covered just two of their last six games.  Sacramento has a Betting on basketball record of 29-40 straight up and 35-32-2 vs. the odds, with 32 unders.  NBA metrics have the Kings ranked 23rd for scoring and 17th for points allowed.  Certainly, Sacramento has been exposed as a bubble fraud.  They have fallen to 13th un the West.

PG De’Aaron Fox has been one of Sacramento’s few highlights.  Accordingly, Fox averages 21.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.

New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings Head to Head with Spread

Late on the Pelicans have covered just three of their last five as chalk.  New Orleans has gone under in six of their last nine when favored.  So too have the Pelicans failed to cover seven of their last 11 as chalk vs. Sacramento.  With five of their last six in that role over the total.  Sacramento has paid in four of their last nine total matchups with the Pelicans.  Nine of the last ten in this head to head series cleared the total.  Overall, the Kings are 9-3-1 vs. the board as a dog.  Just three of Sacramento’s last 12 as dogs went under.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings CashBet Free Pick

As has been noted the Pelicans have not shown Basketball betting value as chalk.  Further, the Kings have been in the black as pups to New Orleans.  Sacramento is a classic contrarian play here. The public clientele will flood to Zion’s Pelicans.  Zilch betting support will go to the Kings. Which is exactly what makes Sacramento the better play here.  More emphatically enhanced wagering value will go to the Kings.  Correlate the fact that Sacramento is in the black.  New Orleans has lost value with magnified hype.

Pelicans vs. Kings CashBet Best Bet:  Sacramento Kings


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