New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings 1/17/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 17, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (4-7) are favored (-2) to end a five-game losing streak when they visit the Sacramento Kings (5-8) at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Golden 1 Center. The matchup airs on NBCS-CA. The matchup has an over/under of 229.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Kings Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -2 -110 -110 229 -110 -110
Place a bet on New Orleans Pelicans or the Sacramento Kings for Sunday’s game.

Head to Head

New Orleans and Sacramento have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Kings have a 2-1 record against the spread when facing the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Kings in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/11/2020 Kings Kings -3 236 -144 120 Regular Season 112-106 SAC
8/6/2020 Pelicans Kings -4 235.5 -182 150 Regular Season 140-125 SAC
1/4/2020 Kings Kings -2 226 -137 115 Regular Season 117-115 NO
4/7/2019 Kings Regular Season 133-129 NO
3/28/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 121-118 NO
12/23/2018 Kings Regular Season 122-117 SAC
10/19/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 149-129 NO
3/7/2018 Kings Regular Season 114-101 NO
1/30/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 114-103 SAC
12/8/2017 Pelicans Regular Season 116-109 SAC
  • 8/11/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jrue Holiday, JJ Redick Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III
  • 8/6/2020 DNP – Kings: Marvin Bagley III
  • 1/4/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Marvin Bagley III
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has struggled against the spread, going 4-7 on the year.
    • The Pelicans have struggled to cover, going just 1-3 ATS when favored by at least 2 points.
    • New Orleans has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 5 times in 11 contests (45.5%).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Kings Betting Information

    • Sacramento has a losing record against the spread, going 5-8 ATS (covering only 38.5% of the time).
    • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Kings have a record ATS of 0-2.
    • In the majority of Sacramento’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (9 out of 13 games, 69.2%).
    Bet on the Sacramento Kings to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pelicans and their opponents have combined to put up more than 229 points in 363.6% of their outings this year (40 of 11 opportunities).
    • Sacramento has combined with its opponents to score at least 229 points in nine of 13 opportunities (69.2%) this year.
    • The Pelicans and the Kings combine to average 9.5 less points per game than the total of 229 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 230.7 points per game, 1.7 more than the point total for this matchup.
    • The Pelicans’ average point total in matchups this season is 213.4, 15.6 points less than the total in this game.
    • The average total for Kings games this season is 7.8 more points than the point total of 229 in this outing.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in scoring (23.5 points per game) and assisting (5.5 assists per game).
    • New Orleans is led in rebounds by Steven Adams’ 8.5 per game.
    • Lonzo Ball is the top three-point shooter for the Pelicans, hitting 2.2 per game.
    • New Orleans’ blocks leader is Ingram, who averages 0.9 per game. Adams leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a contest.

    Kings Leaders

    • The Kings leader in scoring is De’Aaron Fox with 18.8 points per game. He also adds 2.8 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per game.
    • The Sacramento leaders in rebounds and assists are Richaun Holmes (7.6 rebounds per game) and Tyrese Haliburton (5.6 assists per game).
    • Buddy Hield is tops from three-point range for the Kings, hitting 3.8 threes per game.
    • Haliburton is at the top of Sacramento’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Holmes leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.
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