The Los Angeles Clippers (7-9) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (10-6) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Golden 1 Center and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Clippers vs Kings
The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the game against the Nuggets, Kawhi Leonard was the top scorer for Los Angeles, recording 31 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 41.2%. Ivica Zubac contributed 23 points, but Los Angeles lost the game 113-104.
Over the Clippers’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 7-9. Away from their home court, the Clippers have a 2-6 record this season, in contrast to their 5-3 record at home.
Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 6-10 for the season up to this point. When playing on the road, the Clippers hold an ATS record of 2-6 in contrast to a 4-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
The Kings clinched a 124-123 win over the Warriors in their previous game. Leading up the game, the Kings had a -2-point advantage on the spread but their 1 point win didn’t cover the spread. The over/under line entering this matchup was 238 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
In today’s game against the Clippers, the Kings aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 10-6. In away games this season, the Kings have put together a 5-5 record, whereas they have a 5-1 record when playing at home.
Presently, Sacramento boasts an ATS record of 9-7, which is above .500 against the spread. The Kings have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 4-0 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
This season, the Los Angeles offense is ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring at 111.8 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 9th, with an average of 18.9 made free-throws per game.
Kings Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Kings’ offense is rated 10th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.1 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 14.8 made 3’s per game. The Kings offense could be a candidate to see their overall numbers improve as they are not only a strong 3-point shooting unit, but are an above average team in terms of pace.
Clippers Team Defense
Los Angeles’ defense has been playing well, ranking 6th in the NBA with 108.4 points allowed per game.
Los Angeles struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Nuggets, giving up 16. For the game, Denver scored 113 points in the game.
Kings Team Defense
At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 21st in the NBA, permitting 115.8 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.3% and 37.1% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Clippers And Kings
For today’s matchup, we project Paul George to lead the scoring for the Clippers, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 7/14. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.2 points per game, along with 6.3 rebounds.
On the other side, De’Aaron Fox is our projected leading scorer for the Kings. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.7%, and he is contributing 29.8 points per game on average.
Clippers vs Kings Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 112 points per game in this stretch.
- The Kings are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Through their last five games as the underdog, the Kings have an ATS record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the Kings as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 230.5, and our model projects the Clippers and Kings to reach a combined total of 214 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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