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(33-25) Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers (33-28)
Date: Friday, February 24th
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Moneyline NBA Odds: Kings +220 | Clippers -250 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -6.5
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 231.5
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First, the Kings are completing a back-to-back having defeated the Blazers 133-116 on Thursday while this is the first game back from the break for the Clippers who defeated the Suns (116-107)in the final game played by all teams before the break.
The Kings are 30-26-1 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 16-12 ATS as the away team. Additionally, the Clippers are 31-30 against the spread this season. Also, they are 13-15 ATS as the home team
As can be seen, Friday, February 24th, finds the Sacramento Kings facing the LA Clippers for the third of four scheduled dates this season.
The teams split the two prior contests with the Clippers winning 111-109 on October 22nd while the Kings won 123-96 on December 3rd. Sacramento will also host the final meeting on March 3rd.
Last season, the teams played four times splitting the matches with each side winning twice. The Kings hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 120 of their 223 matches.
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Thursday, February 23rd. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Friday, February 24th.
The stretch run for the Kings begins with a back-to-back set and facing the fourth most difficult strength of schedule to close the season.
After 16 seasons of missing the playoffs, they are poised to finally break back into postseason play if they can maintain their current position or not fall below the sixth-seed threshold.
Since Sacramento begin this trek sitting in third it might seem like a fait accompli but they’re also only 3.5 games away from dropping into the play-in tournament.
Offensively, the Kings are among the very best in the association with the highest scoring output averaging 119.5 points per game. Similarly, they perform well in the proficiency areas registering 49.4% from the field and 36.5% from deep ranking third and ninth overall.
Sacramento ranks 23rd in opponent scoring allowing 117.2 points per game while foes shoot 49.3% from the field and 36.7% from the perimeter ranking 29th and 22nd respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- KZ Okpala, SF (didn’t play Thursday so is likely questionable for Friday -knee)
Like the Kings, the Clippers begin the stretch run with a home-court seed having just moved into fourth prior to the All-Star break. They are one of only three teams with only 21 games in the stretch run (Wolves, Cavaliers).
Sacramento took care of business Thursday adding a half-game to their lead which is now 1.5 over the Clippers. Although LA has designs on moving higher up the ladder as of this posting they trail the Grizzlies by 3.5 games and the Nuggets by 9.5 games.
Moreover, they’ll need to keep several teams who trail them at by with six teams only behind by half to three games while facing the second most difficult closing schedule.
On the negative side, presently, LA ranks 27th for scoring averaging 111.4 points per game while shooting 46.9% from the field and 37.8% from the perimeter ranking 20th and seventh respectively.
Opponents average 111.1 points per game ranking fourth lowest overall while allowing opponents to shoot 47.0% from the field and 36.4% from the perimeter ranking 11th and 19th respectively.
To summarize the LA Clippers injury report…
- Newly acquired Russell Westbrook was upgraded to questionable for Friday
- Ivica Zubac C is OUT – calf
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Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Kings are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- Also, the Kings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against LA Clippers.
- By comparison, the Clippers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
- Finally, the Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing as the favorite.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
Building momentum is the key during a stretch run and the Clippers have gotten healthy at precisely the right time plus their trade deadline and buy-out additions have seemingly made them the deepest team in the association.
LA has the rest advantage and the better overall talent, but I’d feel more comfortable if Zubac was playing. Since he’s not I’ll take the points but the Clippers to collect the win.
4* Free Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers NBA Betting Pick: Kings +6.5
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