It’s a battle of California teams as the Sacramento Kings travel to Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers. Both teams have split their two meetings this season, making this matchup pivotal. The Kings are coming off a win against the Trail Blazers, while the Clippers haven’t played in over a week. Let’s dive into the pre-game information to see which team has the edge.
The Kings have an uncertain F KZ Okpala, while the Clippers’ C Ivica Zubac is out with a calf injury.
So watching the NBA’s official injury report for any last-minute changes is important.
We predict the Clippers will come out on top with a final score of Kings 111 and Clippers 121. This is a close game, but we believe the Clippers’ rest advantage will ultimately be the difference maker.
The Clippers are 15-13 at home, while the Kings are 15-13 away. Both teams have won on the other’s home floor this season. The Kings are coming off a back-to-back, while the Clippers have gone eight days without a game. The Kings are 5-4 with no rest, while the Clippers are 5-3 with a slight edge in rest. Although we anticipate the Clippers to win, we believe the moneyline wager is illogical given the current price of the line.
Against the Spread
This season, the Kings are 2-0 ATS against the Clippers. They have an overall ATS record of 31-26-1 and an away record of 16-12 this year. The Clippers have 13-15 ATS at home and 31-30 overall. However, in their last four games following a victory and their last four games following a contest in which they scored 125 points or more, the Kings are 0-4 ATS. On the other hand, in their last 35 games with at least three days’ recovery, the Clippers are 27-7-1 against the spread. Therefore, we recommend taking the Clippers -6.5 (-108) against the spread.
In six of the Kings’ last seven games, more than 232 points have been scored. However, in the Clippers’ previous five games with three or more days of rest, the Over is 4-1.
Therefore, we predict that the total points scored will go OVER 232.5 (-112).
In conclusion, the Clippers have the edge in this matchup due to their rest advantage. However, the Kings have been playing well recently and should keep it close. Therefore, we recommend taking the Clippers -6.5 (-108) against the spread and the Over 232.5 (-112) for the total points scored. Don’t forget to check the official NBA injury report before placing your bet. And if you want more free picks in the future, sign up for our email by clicking on the “Get Offer” button below!
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