Clippers vs. Kings Prediction
Will the Kings cover as a heavy home underdog tonight when they host the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are 7-point home underdogs versus the Clippers after opening as a 7.5-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 204 but has been bet up to 205.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
CLIPPERS KEY TRENDS: The Clippers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games and are a perfect 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest. They're also 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games overall, are 8-3 at the window in their last 11 games versus Western Conference competition, and are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS loss.
KINGS KEY TRENDS: The Kings are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six home games. They're also 4-1 ATS in their last five games versus Pacific Division opponents and are 9-3-1 at the betting window in their last 13 games versus an opponent with a winning record.
OUR PREDICTION: The road team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games in this series and the Clippers have covered in five of their last six trips to Sacramento. The Kings rank 27th in defensive efficiency this season while the Clippers are No. 1. Even if Sacramento's offense keeps the Kings in the game early, Los Angeles' shutdown defense will allow the Clippers to pull away late. This is a big number to cover on the road but the Clippers should be able to do it tonight.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -7