The Los Angeles Clippers (13-10) are 1.5-point favorites against the Sacramento Kings (11-9) on December 3, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in a contest pitting one of the best teams in the league defensively against one of the top offensive teams. The Clippers are third in points allowed per game (107.8), and Sacramento is second in points scored (119.9). The matchup’s over/under is set at 228.
How to bet Clippers vs. Kings
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -123 odds to pick up the win, while the Kings are listed at +103 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.
Clippers vs. Kings Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, December 3, 2022
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Clippers vs. Kings Betting Trends
The Clippers have 11 wins against the spread in 23 games this year. Los Angeles has been the favorite in 15 games this season and has come away with the win 10 times (66.7%) in those contests. Clippers games this year have gone over the total in seven out of 20 opportunities (35%).
The Kings are 13-7-0 against the spread this season. Sacramento has been the moneyline underdog 11 total times this season. Sacramento has finished 4-7 in those games. Kings games this year have gone over the total in 10 of 20 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Clippers: Norman Powell: Out (Groin), Paul George: Questionable (Hamstring), Kawhi Leonard: Questionable (Ankle), Luke Kennard: Out (Calf)
Kings: Trey Lyles: Questionable (Illness)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles has had to lean on its defense, which ranks third-best in the NBA (107.8 points allowed per game), as it ranks worst in the league offensively with just 107.2 points per contest. Offensively the Clippers have been worse when playing at home this season, putting up 105.4 points per game, compared to 109.1 per game on the road. On offense, the Clippers have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 111.4 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 107.2 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
Los Angeles is making 11.3 three-pointers per game (20th-ranked in league). It sports a 35.9% shooting percentage (13th-ranked) from downtown. So far this year, the Clippers have taken 62.1% two-pointers, accounting for 71.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 37.9% threes (28.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
On offense, Sacramento is the second-best team in the league (119.9 points per game). But on defense it is fourth-worst (117.2 points conceded per game). At home the Kings are scoring 124.5 points per game, 10.2 more than they are averaging on the road (114.3). The Kings are averaging 123.9 points per contest in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 119.9.
Sacramento makes 13.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.6% from beyond the arc, ranking sixth and 11th, respectively, in the NBA. The Kings take 57.2% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 42.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68.3% of the Kings’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 31.7% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Clippers, and we predict that Kings will cover the spread (Clippers -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228 points.
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