The Sacramento Kings (36-25) face the Los Angeles Clippers (33-32) as 7.5-point favorites on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET on NBCS. The matchup has a 239.5 point total.
How to bet Kings vs. Clippers
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -299 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +240 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Kings vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Sacramento, California
- Arena: Golden 1 Center
Kings vs. Clippers Betting Trends
The Kings have 34 wins against the spread in 61 games this year. Sacramento has been victorious in 26, or 68.4%, of the 38 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Kings games this year have hit the over on 30 of 65 set point totals.
The Clippers are 31-34-0 against the spread this season. Los Angeles has compiled a 7-18 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 28% of those games). Clippers games this year have gone over the total in 29 of 65 opportunities (44.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Kings: Richaun Holmes: Out (Illness), KZ Okpala: Out (Knee)
Clippers: Ivica Zubac: Questionable (Foot), Marcus Morris: Out (Elbow), Norman Powell: Out (Arm), Kawhi Leonard: Out (Injury Management)
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Because of Sacramento’s defensive struggles this season, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 118.1 points allowed per game, it has had to rely on its offense, which ranks best in the league putting 120.7 points per game. The Kings are averaging 123.9 points per game this season at home, which is 6.2 more points than they’re averaging on the road (117.7). In their last 10 games, the Kings have been racking up 128.6 points per game, an average that’s much higher than the 120.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
With 13.4 three-pointers per game, Sacramento is seventh in the NBA. It has a 36.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 10th in the league. In terms of shot breakdown, the Kings have taken 58.3% two-pointers (accounting for 69.2% of the team’s buckets) and 41.7% from beyond the arc (30.8%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles is 24th in the NBA in points scored (112.1 per game) and 11th in points allowed (112.5). At home the Clippers are putting up 110.3 points per game, 3.4 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (113.7). While the Clippers are averaging 112.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, amassing 120.9 a contest.
With 12.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 37.8% from downtown, Los Angeles is ninth and sixth in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Clippers have taken 39.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.6% of the Clippers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 68.4% have been 2-pointers.
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