New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Pick and Prediction 18/11/14

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Updated: November 18, 2014
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The New Orleans Pelicans are set to play back to back games as they travel to Sacramento after playing the Portland Trail Blazers last night. Pelicans got off to a great start but, a sloppy fourth quarter cost them the game as they fell 102-93. They were outscored 34-13 in that final quarter in which they failed to get any easy looks at the rim and found themselves in a shooting slump.  Anthony Davis scored a game high 31 points to go along with 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals.  He did not get much help from his other teammates who struggled shooting from the floor, including Tyreke Evans and Jrue holiday who were a combined 10 for 37 from the field.  The Pelicans have been a solid team despite their record.

The Sacramento Kings picked up an impressive win in their last game as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs 94-91 at home.  After a strong start to their season, the Kings had lost three in a row before their previous game.  Despite not making a single three point attempt in this game, the Kings offense found a way to get ball down low and dominate the paint. Big man DeMarcus Cousins went 10 for 19 from the field for 25 points while hauling down 10 rebounds.  The Kings have the talent to compete in the Western Conference but, inconsistently has plagued them.  They have to learn how to close out games and avoid big leads in order to become a try playoff contender.  Rudy Gay is having a phenomenal season as he is averaging north of 20 points per game and has become a true leader for the team.

Betting consensus:  The Sacramento Kings are favored by -2.5 at home with 60% of the Public backing them.

Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans 103, Sacramento Kings 99

Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5

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