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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips - Pelicans move one step closer to Play-Offs with win at Sacramento

Last updated: 11 Apr 2024
Ryan Tucker 11 Apr 2024
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  • New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings expert tips for Friday, 12th April
  • Tip-off is at 12:00 PM AEDT at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento
  • New Orleans have dominated the Kings this year, a trend which will continue today
  • Sacramento are at risk of falling further down the standings with a loss
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New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 

Three games remain until the Play-In tournament signaling the end of the 2023/2024 NBA season. The Pelicans will continue their winning trend against the Kings and inch closer to a secure spot in the Play-Offs as the 6th seed.
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New Orleans are coming off a solid 10 point win against the Trailblazers in Portland and are currently half a game up on the Suns above the Play-In line. At the end of February things were looking a lot better for the Pels but a 4 game losing streak to start the month of April has put them on the edge with the Suns chasing hard from behind. 

The Kings have been playing well of late and haven’t had any long losing streaks as the Pelicans have, but they haven’t been able to string many wins together on the trot either. Since the All-Star break Sacramento haven’t won more than 2 games in a row which has seen them get further and further away from the top 6 teams who are all peaking at the right time. The trend is now though in their favour coming off a last start loss to the Thunder. The Kings will also play their remaining three games at home.

Sacramento won’t be able to make it up to 6th but if they aren’t careful they could drop to 10th or 11th and have to face the Lakers or Warriors in a single elimination game. Recent form says the Pels should lock this one up and i am backing them in as Underdogs.

  • New Orleans rank 9th in the league in FG% at 48.6%
  • Sacramento allow their opposition to shoot 48.1% from the field 21st in the NBA
  • The Pelicans are 8th in Scoring Defence, allowing 110.4 pts per game
  • 7 of the last 10 games between these teams have gone Under the total

Head to Head 

2023-24 Match Results:
Jan 24SAC100-133NOP
Dec 23SAC117-127NOP
Nov 23NOP117-112SAC
Nov 23NOP129-93SAC

2022-23 Season Series: 

Sacramento won the series 2-1 but have won only 3 games in their last 10 against the Pelicans. New Orleans have covered in all 7 of their wins against the Kings with 7 of the 10 going Under the total.

New Orleans Pelicans Form

The Pels have their eyes on the 6th seed and want to avoid the Play-In at all costs. They have dominated the Kings this season in their previous 4 games and will try to continue that dominance today. 

One of the biggest strengths of the Pelicans team this season is their defence with Herb Jones leading the team and putting his name in the ring for an All-Defensive spot. They rank 4th in Defensive Efficiency while playing at the 16th fastest pace in the league.

New Orleans Pelicans Team News

Brandon Ingram has been confirmed out while Naji Marshall is questionable. 

Sacramento Kings Form

The Kings will be desperate to avoid falling further down the standings with either the Lakers or Warriors waiting in a single elimination Play-In game. Sacramento have suffered without Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter but De’Aaron Fox has been a star all season with 26.5 points per game together with 5.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds. 

Their Offensive Efficiency has taken a hit since the injuries and they now sit at 13th in the league while also defending at an average rate which all contributes to their average record over the last month.

Sacramento Kings Team News

Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk are still out for the Kings with Keegan Murray and Jordan Ford listed as questionable.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA 2024 FAQ’s

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You can watch the New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA 2024 start?

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings NBA 2024 starts at 12:00 PM AEDT.


Sacramento are unfortunately not peaking while the teams around them are getting better each game. The Pelicans will be more hungry to avoid the Play-In and will use the experience of their previous 4 wins this season to edge out the Kings.
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Betting Slip | 12 Apr 2024

NO Pelicans @ SAC Kings