Kings vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 6 (Sacramento Emerges Victorious in High-Scoring Game)

Larry Rupp
Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Sue Ogrocki

Kings vs. Pelicans Game Info

  • Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • Coverage: NBA TV, NBCS-CA, and BSNO

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with six more games, including a battle between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings. The Pelicans rank ninth in the Western Conference with a 31-33 record, while the Kings check in third with a 37-26 record. This should be an exciting contest.

New Orleans enters as a loser in five of its last six games following a 108-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Meanwhile, Sacramento saw its five-game winning streak come to an end thanks to a 138-134 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Which team will bounce back tonight?

Kings vs. Pelicans Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SAC: (-215) | NO: (+180)
  • Spread: SAC: -5.5 (-108) | NO: +5.5 (-112)
  • Total: 237 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Kings enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 237 points, which ranks as the highest of Monday's projected totals.

Kings vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kings -5.5 - - 239 -110 -110 -235 194

Kings vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • The Kings have put together a 34-26-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Pelicans have covered the spread twice this year when underdogs by 5.5 points or more (in nine chances).
  • Kings games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 31 times out of 62 chances this season.
  • Pelicans games this year have hit the over 31 times in 62 opportunities (50%).
  • Sacramento has done a better job covering the spread in away games (19-11-0) than it has at home (15-15-1).
  • New Orleans has performed better against the spread at home (16-14-0) than on the road (12-19-1) this year.

Kings vs. Pelicans Prediction & Pick

It's about time people start seeing the Kings as a legitimate threat to win the Western Conference. Head coach Mike Brown's squad is an offensive juggernaut as it leads the NBA in points per game (121.1), ranks first in offensive efficiency and checks in second in shooting percentage (49.9%).

Monday's matchup doesn't line up as a tough test for Sacramento, either. New Orleans is giving up 116.7 points per away game (No. 19 in NBA) and is failing to compete without Zion Williamson on the court. It's worth pointing out the Pelicans earned just two victories in their last 10 games on the road.

The Kings have won eight of their last 10 games against a Southwest Division opponent, so back the home team.

Final Score Prediction: Kings: 124 | Pelicans: 118

Kings vs. Pelicans Best Bet

This game has shootout written all over it. Sacramento and New Orleans each play at a top-15 pace in the NBA and rank among the top 10 teams in free throws attempted per game. Neither side is afraid of chucking up a shot early in the possession or driving to the rim with aggressiveness over and over.

The total has hit the over in each of the Kings' last five home games as well as in five of its last six games overall. The over has also cashed in six of the last eight games between the Pelicans and Kings inside the Golden 1 Center. Sit back and root for points when these conference foes face off.

Bet: Over 237 Points (-110)

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