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(34-29) Sacramento Kings vs. L.A. Clippers (31-30)
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 242.5
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Friday night NBA sees two compete competing in the Kings and Clippers who both have their eyes set on the postseason. Both entered the 2018-19 campaign as longshots to qualify, ahead of this contest, they sit in the ninth and eighth spots out West, respectively, with the Clippers owning a two-game lead on the No. 9 Kings.
The Sacramento Kings have been one of this season’s feel-ggod stories. Buddy Hield’s breakout has come seemingly out of nowhere, De’Aaron Fox’s sophomore surge has jolted some life into the franchise and while Marvin Bagley maybe hasn’t lived up to the No. 2-pick status he earned this past summer, he’s been an important piece to this season’s surpsise one.
Here’s the catch: As of this writing, the Kings are anxiously awaiting word following an MRI on Bagley’s knee. The young rookie went down hard in Wednesday night’s game and needed help off the floor.
Odds are, Bagley will not play in this game. That’s a bummer for the Kings. But the bigger problem is that he could miss extended time.
Keep an eye on his status ahead of this game, but look more at Bagley’s status for the rest of the season. If he’s able to make a quick return, this team’s postseason chances remain within the realm of possibility.
If Bagley misses the rest of the stretch run—or the majority of it—that’s going to be problematic for a Sacramento team looking to make its return to the playoffs.
The LA Clippers have the luxury of controlling their own destiny. They currently own the No. 8 spot, and quite frankly, that’s a bit of a surprise after watching them prioritize the offseason over the stretch run at the trade deadline.
Instead of going all in on someone this season who could help them qualify for the playoffs, they traded away their best and most productive player in an effort to clear enough cap for two max contracts this summer. Kawhi Leonard is their top target, but with their roster as it’s currently constructed, they could, in theory, add a Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant alongside him.
But all that was supposed to be moves made for the future. This team was supposed to instantly drop out of the playoff race.
That simply hasn’t happened.
Against the Kings, the Clippers have a good chance of keeping that momentum going.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LAC are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 15-5-2 in LAC last 22 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Under is 12-4 in LAC last 16 road games
- Over is 9-2-1 in SAC last 12 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Under is 16-5-1 in SAC last 22 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in SAC last 11 home games
- Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Sacramento.
- Home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction: Kings’ playoff skid officially begins.
Maybe the Kings surprise us. Maybe they pull a Clipper and convert themselves from a lottery-bound franchise to a postseason berth under the most unlikely circumstances.
We’re just not buying it.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
Assuming the Kings are without Bagley, their hunt for ping-pong balls and lottery positioning will officially begin Wednesday night in a one-sided loss on the road.
It was fun while it lasted, Sacramento. 2019-20 will be fun.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 121 – Kings 108
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