Clippers vs. Kings Prediction
Can the Sacramento Kings continue their strong play at home when they host the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 10PM ET?
551 Los Angeles Clippers vs. 552 Sacramento Kings
Friday, March 1, 2019
10PM ET – Golden 1 Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Kings are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Clippers. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 239.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has the Kings getting 79 percent of the wagers as a home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Clippers covering
Los Angeles is coming off a 111-105 loss at Utah on Wednesday. The Clippers have covered the spread in four of their last five games. Los Angeles is 34-29 on the season, 17-17 on the road, 35-28 against the spread and 33-29-1 with the over.
The Clippers are a respectable offensive team, putting up 113.9 points per game this season while shooting 46.8 percent as a team. Defensively, the Clippers are giving up 113.7 points per game while opponents shoot 34.1 percent from the arc against them. Lou Williams is leading the team ins coring from the bench, as he averaging 19.9 points per game. Danilo Gallinari is adding 18.8 points per contest.
Kings losing, but covering
Sacramento is coming off a 141-140 OT loss at home to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. The Kings have lost four of their last five games, but have covered the spread in eight of their last 10. Sacramento is now 31-30 on the season, 19-12 at home, 37-24 against the spread and 32-28-1 with the over.
The Kings are putting up 114 points per game this season while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from the arc. Defensively, Sacramento is giving up 115.2 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent against them. Buddy Hield is leading the team with 20.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while De’Aaron Fox is adding 17.3 points and 7.2 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games.
The Kings have covered the spread in 10 of their last 11 following a loss and in five straight Friday games.
The Clippers aren’t the same team they have been most of the season due to trading away Tobias Harris. I think Los Angeles is going to struggle to keep up with the offensive pace that Sacramento will set. While the Kings are shaky on defense, so are the Clippers. Sacramento has more scorers and the Kings are playing good basketball right now. Most of their recent losses have come on the road in competitive games. Now, back at home, I like the Kings to take care of business.
NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings -3