When browsing the board, my initial thought was 232.5 was low for tonight’s playoff-like matchup between the Pelicans and Kings. Throughout their last four games, the Kings have gone over. I wouldn’t look too deep at the Kings latest over run. Most of the totals were quite a few points lower. On the other end of the floor, the Pelicans have gone under their last two. They went over three games ago against Dallas because of overtime.
It’s true when either of these teams plays against point machines like Minnesota and Washington; they score a lot of points. But if we separate those oddities and consider how important this game is with playoff implications for both sides, I would consider a similar result to their previous matchup with a little more urgency. In their January meeting, the final score was 117-115 for a total of 232. I’m looking at taking under 233.5 while it’s still on the screen.