NBA New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Same Game Parlay picks: End of the road for the Pelicans at +678 odds

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A spot in the In-Season Tournament semifinals and a trip to Las Vegas is on the line in tonight’s New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings clash. Tipoff is at 10:00 pm ET on TNT. To make things a bit more interesting, I have prepared a Same Game Parlay — which is available below.

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Let’s dive into my SGP bet now!

De’Aaron Fox Over 6.5 assists (+108)

Malik Monk Over 2.5 3-pointers made (+126)

Jonas Valanciunas Over 9.5 rebounds (-106)

Same Game Parlay odds: +678

De’Aaron Fox Over 6.5 assists (+108)

If there has been one team that has had Fox’s number this season, it’s the Pelicans. In 2 meetings he has averaged just 20 points per game and a pedestrian 2.5 assists on just 40 percent shooting. However, with a spot in the semifinals of the In-Season Tournament on the line, I have no doubt Fox will step up his game. He has recorded at least 7 assists in 3 of his last 4 games, reaching double-digits twice against the Timberwolves and Nuggets — both wins for the Kings. New Orleans isn’t exactly rock solid on the road lately, losing 3 games in a row. The Pels are allowing opponents to record an average of 27.4 assists per game against them this season, and in their last 3 games that has gone up to 29.3 — signaling issues on the defensive end. The Kings will only go as far as Fox takes them. I think it’s time we finally see him put his stamp over a game against the Pelicans.

Read our New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings predictions 

Malik Monk Over 2.5 3-pointers made (+126)

Sacramento has one of the deepest benches in the NBA, with Kevin Huerter, Keegan Murray and Malik Monk all capable of dropping 20 points off the pine on any given night. The reason why I’m going with Monk is his performances in the 2 elimination games against the Warriors last season. Monk shot the ball really well in those games, averaging 2.5 triples per contest on 35.7 percent efficiency. He has also been on fire over the last week or so, going over 20 points in 2 of his last 3 games — including a 26-point performance against the reigning champion Nuggets on Saturday. Monk also shot 41.5 percent from deep in the month of November and after his 4-for-7 night against Denver I think the Kings will rely heavily on him to advance to Vegas.

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Same Game Parlay has +528 odds

Jonas Valanciunas Over 9.5 rebounds (-106)

To close things out I have Jonas Valanciunas grabbing 10 boards, and I must say the value we are getting on this bet is insane. Valanciunas has dominated this all-Lithuanian battle of the centers for quite some time now. He has recorded at least 10 rebounds in 13 of his last 14 games against the Kings and is averaging 12.9 rpg during that stretch. He owns the height and strength advantage, so even if Sabonis is averaging more rebounds per game this season, I am not fazed by that at all. Valanciunas has successfully recorded 10+ rebounds in 3 of his last 4 games, as well, and with the Kings ranking only 22nd in opponent rebounds per game this season, he should be able to assert his dominance on the glass. Too bad it’s going to come in a losing effort!

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