Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (42-25) at Sacramento Kings (22-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings duke it out for the final time this season.
The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last 10 and will be feeling good after taking down the Hornets by 99-92 last night. JJ Redick led the team in scoring with 23 points, Chris Paul added 21 points and eight assists while Blake Griffin had 19 points as the Clippers stormed out to a lead of 22 points before holding off a run from the Hornets to win and improve to 43-25 on the season. With the Clippers right in a logjam of three teams vying for the fifth seed in the Western Conference, this win could prove to be very important.
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Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last eight and are coming off a third straight loss after falling to the East-leading Hawks by 110-103 on Monday. DeMarcus Cousins filled the box score with 20 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks while Jason Thompson added 18 points, but with Rudy Gay missing from the lineup with injury, the Kings missed that second go-to player that could have lifted them over the Hawks. Despite the loss, it was still a pretty good effort from the Kings who have nothing to play for but it does drop them to 22-44 on the season and 13-20 at home.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record, while the Kings are 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record.
The Clippers looked very good in their win last night and should be more than good enough to get the win and cover in this one.