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Kings vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers
  • Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds LAC -1.5, SAC +100 | LAC -121 O/U 224.5

The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 11-9. So far, the team has gone 12-7-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Sacramento is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

In their previous game, the Kings took down the Pacers by a score of 137-114. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 4 point favorites. Sacramento was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Pacers to cut into their 14 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Harrison Barnes, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.

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The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-10. So far, the team has gone 11-11-1 against the spread. Against the spread, Los Angeles has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

Not only did the Clippers drop their last game to the Jazz. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 125-112 as 7 point underdogs. Los Angeles missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 2 point lead going into halftime. In the loss, John Wall led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 36.8%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Kings saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Clippers, averaging 103.75 points per game. While the Kings struggled on offense in the series, the Clippers maintained their usual level of scoring at 109.0 vs Sacramento. Across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings between the teams, both Sacramento and Los Angeles have an ATS record of 2-2-1. The Clippers hold the edge in average point differential at +5 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 213 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Heading into play, the Kings offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 119.9 points per contest. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. If the Sacramento offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

Against the Clippers, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.

This season, the Kings offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 19 games, Fox is 21st in the NBA at 24.0 points per game. so far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 40.65 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 10.95 rebounds for Sacramento to go along with 6.4 assists.

For the season, the Clippers offensive unit is ranked just 30th in scoring at 107.2 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.7 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 47.3%.

Against the Kings, the Clippers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 11th ranked unit at 108.39 points per game.

Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Clippers are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Kings. Right now, Norman Powell is already listed as out, while Paul George is questionable. For the season, Norman Powell is 2nd on the team in scoring and 96.0th in the league at 14.82 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Paul George will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 16 games, he has accounted for 21.7% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 25th in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 23.62 points per game for Los Angeles.

Kings vs Clippers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 224.5

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