Pelicans vs. Kings: NBA Betting Preview – August 6, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on August 6, 2020 - Last Updated on August 7, 2020

The New Orleans Pelicans (29-38) are a 4.5-point favorite (per DraftKings) against the Sacramento Kings (28-39) on August 6, 2020. A points total of 232.5 is set for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 6, 2020, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Kings Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 6

Pelicans: Darius Miller: Out For Season (Achilles)
Kings: Marvin Bagley III: Out For Season (Foot)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average point total in Pelicans games this season is 0.1 fewer points than the total of 232.5 in this matchup.
  • Kings games this year have averaged a total of 220.8 points, 11.7 less than the point total in this matchup.
  • The Pelicans and their opponents have scored at least 232.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 32 of 67 outings (47.8%) this year.
  • Sacramento and its opponents have added up to score more than 232.5 points in 31.3% of their games this season (21 of 67 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 7.5 less points per game (225) than this matchup’s over/under of 232.5 points.
  • The Pelicans and the Kings have seen their opponents average a combined 4.3 fewer points per game than the point total of 232.5 set for this matchup.

Head to Head

New Orleans has a 1-0 record in matchups with Sacramento this year. The Pelicans have covered the spread more often than not against the Kings, holding a 1-0 record ATS in head-to-head matchups.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/4/2020 Kings Kings -2 226 -137 115 117-115 NO*
  • 1/4/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Marvin Bagley III

Pelicans Betting Information

  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in 55.2% of games (37 out of 67 matchups).
  • New Orleans beat the spread more often than not this year, going 33-29-4 against the spread.
  • The Pelicans have fared well as a 4.5-point favorite, going 8-2-1 against the spread when favored by 4.5 points.

Kings Betting Information

  • Sacramento has a winning record against the spread this season, 34-29-2.
  • When they’re at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Kings are 12-10-1 against the spread.
  • Sacramento has hit the over in 33 of 67 games this season (49.3%).

Pelicans Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 59 24.1 6.2 4.2 1.0 0.6 2.4
Zion Williamson 22 22.3 6.4 2.1 0.7 0.4 0.3
Jrue Holiday 58 19.2 4.9 6.7 1.7 0.8 2.0
JJ Redick 57 15.0 2.6 2.0 0.3 0.2 2.9
Lonzo Ball 59 12.1 6.2 6.9 1.5 0.5 2.4

Kings Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 48 20.8 3.9 6.7 1.4 0.5 1.0
Buddy Hield 67 19.5 4.7 3.1 0.9 0.3 3.8
Harrison Barnes 67 14.5 4.8 2.3 0.6 0.1 1.4
Bogdan Bogdanovic 56 14.4 3.2 3.2 1.0 0.3 2.6
Jabari Parker 34 14.4 5.8 1.8 1.3 0.4 0.9

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