The Sacramento Kings (11-7) will host the New Orleans Pelicans (11-10) in the quarterfinal round of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament on Monday. The Kings have an aggressive but consistent offensive attack, and they are currently 10th in the league in points per game (116.5). Meanwhile, New Orleans ranks 15th in scoring (114). This is the third matchup of the season, and the Pelicans have won both games thus far, including a 117-112 win on Nov. 22.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings are 3-point favorites in the latest Pelicans vs. Kings odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 237.5. Before making any Kings vs. Pelicans picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 7 of the 2023-24 NBA season on an sizzling 92-50 roll on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $4,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Kings and locked in its NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Kings vs. Pelicans:

  • Pelicans vs. Kings spread: Sacramento -3
  • Pelicans vs. Kings Over-Under: 237.5 points
  • Pelicans vs. Kings money line: Sacramento -152, New Orleans +127
  • NO: Has hit the 1H money line in 46 of its last 77 games
  • SAC: Has hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 52 of its last 86 games
  • Pelicans vs. Kings picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Kings can cover

Forward Domantas Sabonis continues to be an excellent rebounder. Sabonis plays with high energy but also has great court vision as a passer. The three-time All-Star is third in the league in rebounds (11.8) with 18.6 points and 6.9 assists. He's currently tied for third in the NBA in double-doubles (14), and Sabonis had 17 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists in his last game.

Guard Kevin Huerter provides the Kings with a floor-spacing sniper on the perimeter. Huerter constantly moves without the ball and uses his quick release to get shots off. The Maryland product is averaging 13 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 38% from deep. On Nov. 2 versus the Nuggets, Huerter had 16 points, six boards, and made four 3-pointers. See which team to pick here.  

Why the Pelicans can cover

Forward Zion Williamson is one of the strongest players in the league who flies to the rack and absorbs contact with ease. The Duke product has a soft touch in the lane but can finish above the rim consistently. Williamson logs 23.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. In his previous game, the 23-year-old supplied 27 points and five boards.

Forward Brandon Ingram is a very smooth three-level scorer who utilizes his fantastic length to shoot right over defenders and pull down boards. He is putting up 23.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. Ingram has scored at least 25 points in five of his last 10 games. On Nov. 27 against the Utah Jazz, he totaled 25 points and five assists. See which team to pick here.  

How to make Kings vs. Pelicans picks

The model has simulated Pelicans vs. Kings 10,000 times and is leaning Under the total, projecting 233 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

Who wins Kings vs. Pelicans, and which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the picks, all from the model that is on an 92-50 roll on top-rated NBA picks, and find out.