Best Sportsbook Deal in Louisiana for Kings vs. Pelicans

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Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots a lay-up during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

With this $500 Bonus Bet in your back pocket, the New Orleans Pelicans are an easy NBA pick for Tuesday’s tilt with Sacramento.

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – 08:00 PM EDT at Smoothie King Center

It’s time to let the big boys play. March Madness is behind us, but the NBA playoffs are just around the corner – and the New Orleans Pelicans are on the verge of making it back in. They’re eighth in the Western Conference at 40-38 (38-40 ATS) heading into Tuesday’s game against the 47-31 Sacramento Kings, who have already clinched their spot.

The Pelicans are 2.5-point favorites (at -109 juice) on the NBA odds board at SugarHouse as we go to press. That price makes New Orleans worth a slight lean, but if you’re a new customer from the great state of Louisiana, you’ve got a special reason to bet large on Tuesday’s game.

Bonus Bet: Up to $500

Yes, you read that correctly. Sign up at SugarHouse and make your first deposit, using the promo code SPORTS, then place you first wager; if it loses, you’ll receive a Bonus Bet of the same amount, up to $500.

This deal makes it a slam-dunk to put the Pels in Tuesday’s picks – and you should both deposit and bet the full $500 to maximize this deal, provided that bet size is appropriate for your bankroll.

Note: If the Pelicans don’t cover, you have 30 days to place that Bonus Bet before it expires, and if you win, you only get the profit back on your wager, not the original stake. But you can get the most value from this deal by betting on, say, New Orleans at +15000 to win the title.

Pelican Pride

That’s not just wishful thinking, either. The Pels have already proved they can hang with the best – they were first in the West before Zion Williamson (hamstring) got hurt. Fortunately, Williamson was cleared for practice two weeks ago, and we should know in the next few days whether he’ll be able to return before the playoffs.

In the meantime, New Orleans has just about everyone else healthy outside of Jose Alvarado (leg), who could also return any day now. They’ve won seven of their last eight games SU and ATS to build a 3.5-game lead over the No. 11 Dallas Mavericks (37-42) with just four games left for the Pels and three for the Mavs, so beating the Kings Tuesday will clinch at least a berth in the Western play-in tournament.

There’s more than that at stake. The Pelicans are also a half-game behind the 41-38 Los Angeles Clippers and 41-38 Golden State Warriors, the No. 5 and No. 6 teams in the Western standings.

With No. 3 Sacramento already playoff-bound, this is the right time for New Orleans to strike, so grab this Bonus Bet deal while you can, and bet accordingly.

NCAAB Pick: Pelicans -2.5 (-109) at SugarHouse