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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Odds, Player Props & Picks (Dec. 4)

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in NBA Basketball

Updated Dec 4, 2023 · 11:44 AM PST

New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones looks for a pass
Nov 22, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (5) looks to pass the ball against Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) and forward Domantas Sabonis (10) during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
  • New Orleans and Sacramento meet in the quarterfinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament on Monday night
  • The Kings are 3.5-point home favorites over the Pelicans
  • See all the Pelicans vs Kings odds, player props, and picks for Monday’s game in Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings (11-7, 6-2 home, 10-8 ATS) look to keep up their strong play at home on Monday night when they welcome the New Orleans Pelicans (11-10, 3-6 away, 12-8-1 ATS) to the Golden 1 Center at 7:10 pm PT/10:10 pm ET. Monday’s game doubles as the quarterfinals of the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament.

The Kings are slight home favorites in a matchup that’s expected to have a playoff-type atmosphere.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Odds

Team Point Spread Moneyline Total
New Orleans Pelicans +3.5 (-110) +130 O 236.5 (-110)
Sacramento Kings -3.5 (-110) -155 U 236.5 (-110)

Monday’s NBA odds list Sacramento as a 3.5-point favorite and -155 on the moneyline to advance to the West finals of the In-Season Tournament. The Suns visit the  Lakers in the other Western Conference matchup, while Celtics vs Pacers and Knicks vs Bucks comprise the Eastern portion of the bracket.

All In-Season Tournament games count towards the NBA regular-season standings except the championship game on Dec. 9.

 

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In the more traditional futures, Sacramento is currently the eighth-favorite in the NBA Western Conference odds (+1800) and a  +4150 bet in the NBA championship odds (13th-favorite). The Pelicans are 15th in the title odds (+5450) and tenth in the odds to win the West (+2300).

Kings Bounce Back After Embarrassing Loss to Clippers

While the Kings still have a solid 11-7 overall record, including a 6-2 mark at home, they were pasted 131-117 by the Clippers on Wednesday in a game they trailed by 22 points at halftime. But Sacramento didn’t let that sour taste linger, responding with a  123-117 win over the reigning-champion Nuggets on Friday. As he tends to do when he’s healthy, De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 26 points and an outlandish 16 assists, along with four rebounds and three steals.

Malik Monk also had 26 points off the bench while Domantas Sabonis continued to be a force in the post with 17 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists.

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The Kings continue to be one of the best rebounding teams in the league, boasting a 63.0 adjusted rebound chance percentage per NBA.com, which is third-best in the Association. They should have a big edge on the glass against New Orleans, which ranks just 20th in that category at 59.7%.

Pelicans’ Road Woes Continue

After winning their first two road games of the season over Memphis and OKC, the Pelicans are just 1-6 away from home since, including three straight losses to the Jazz (twice) and Bulls, who are a combined 14-27. Struggles on the road plagued New Orleans all last season, as well, when they went 27-14 at home and 15-26 away.

That said, New Orleans has been dealing with significant injuries all season, but will field a nearly-full lineup tonight. CJ McCollum (21.1 PPG, 5.9 APG) has only managed to play eight games so far this year, and the Pels are 6-2 with him in the lineup, including the two early-season road wins.

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McCollum is one of just three Pelicans who’s averaging over 20 points per game, along with Zion Williamson (23.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG) and Brandon Ingram (23.4 PPG, 5.3 APG). He was held out of New Orleans’ loss to the Bulls on Saturday, but he doesn’t have an injury designation in Monday’s NBA lineups and he managed 38 minutes against San Antonio on Friday.

Pelicans vs Kings Player Props

Player Points Rebounds Assists Three-Pointers Made
Brandon Ingram (NO) 21.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) 5.5 (Ov +120 | Un -150) 5.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140) 1.5 (Ov +154 | Un -200)
CJ McCollum (NO) 17.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 3.5 (Ov -125 | Un +105) 5.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140) 2.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
De’Aaron Fox (SAC) 27.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 3.5 (Ov -145 | Un +114) 6.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) 2.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Domantas Sabonis (SAC) 17.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 11.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 6.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 0.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135)
Harrison Barnes (SAC) 11.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 3.5 (Ov -100 | Un -130) OFF 1.5 (Ov -100 | Un -130)
Herbert Jones (NO) 9.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 3.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 2.5 (Ov -100| Un -130) 1.5 (Ov +165 | Un -215)
Jonas Valanciunas (NO) 12.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 9.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 2.5 (Ov +150 | Un -195) 0.5 (Ov +124 | Un -160)
Jordan Hawkins (NO) 6.5 (Ov -100 | Un -130) 2.5 (Ov +135 | Un -175) OFF 1.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125)
Keegan Murray (SAC) 12.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 5.5 (Ov +120 | Un -150) OFF 2.5 (Ov +114 | Un -145)
Kevin Huerter (SAC) 12.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 3.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 2.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 2.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
Malik Monk (SAC) 14.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 2.5 (Ov -175 | Un +135) 4.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) 2.5 (Ov +124 | Un -160)
Trey Lyles (SAC) 7.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 4.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) OFF 1.5 (Ov +145 | Un -190)
Trey Murphy III (NO) 10.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 2.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) OFF 2.5 (Ov +130 | Un -166)
Zion Williamson (NO) 23.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 5.5 (Ov -135 | Un +105) 4.5 (Ov -145 | Un +114) OFF

Player props and odds from the DraftKings Sportsbook app on Dec. 4. 

Fox has the highest over/under point total in Monday’s game at 27.5. Williamson leads the Pelicans players at 23.5 in Monday’s NBA player props followed closely by Ingram at 21.5. McCollum is listed at just 17.5, well below his season average.

Pelicans vs Kings Prediction

The Pelicans’ road record needs to be viewed in context; they haven’t been fully healthy for the vast majority of their road games. But this is also much the same team that struggled on the road all of last season, and they are facing a Sacramento squad that thrives on its home court and is also fully healthy.

Three-and-a-half points is not too many to lay with the Kings, who just rolled the defending NBA champs on this floor. (Sacramento led the Denver game by 14 at halftime and never trailed thereafter.)

Pelicans vs Kings pick: Kings -3.5 (-110)

Sascha Paruk’s 2023-24 NBA betting record:

  • 7-3-2 ATS (+3.35 units)
  • 2-2 ML (-0.26 units)
  • 3-7 player props (-4.27 units)

All wagers one unit unless expressly stated otherwise. 

 

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