The Sacramento Kings (13-8) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (12-10) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Kings vs Clippers
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
The Kings clinched a 131-118 win over the Nets in their previous game. The Kings not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -4.5-point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 237.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
When comparing their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4 and have an overall record of 13-8. In games against Western Conference teams, the Kings are 11-8 while going 2-0 in non-conference games.
Against the spread, the Kings have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 12-9. This season, Sacramento has a 8-8 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-1 as underdogs.
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
The Clippers beat the Trail Blazers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 132-127. The start of the second half saw the Clippers in the lead, at 66-65.
Coming into today’s game, the Clippers are 12-10 overall and are 8th in the Western Conference. They are currently 3rd in the Pacific Division. The Clippers are looking to build on their four game winning streak.
Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 9-13 as they come into today’s game. This season, Los Angeles has a 8-9 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 1-4 as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Sacramento is averaging 117.1 points per contest. This figure places them 8th in the league. When looking at the Kings pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.3. While the team plays at an up-tempo speed, they could improve their efficiency in scoring since they currently rank 20th in the league for overall field goal percentage, which stands at 55%.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 113.9 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.8 per contest. Right now, the Clippers offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 16th in effective field goal percentage.
Kings Team Defense
So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 22nd in the league at 116.8 points per contest.
Opponents are hitting 55.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.9% of their three-point attempts.
Clippers Team Defense
At present, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 6th, allowing 109.8 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.9% while allowing 35.1% from downtown.
Key Players For The Kings And Clippers
In today’s game, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox leading the scoring for the Kings, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 30.4 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Kawhi Leonard is our projected leading scorer for the Clippers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 18 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 49.2%, and his scoring average is 23 points per game.
Kings vs Clippers Trends
- In their last three road games, Sacramento has averaged 116 points per game while allowing 111. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- The Clippers are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4, the Kings is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 232.5, and our model predicts the Kings and Clippers to score a combined 215 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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