Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/29/13
Los Angeles Clippers (11-5) at Sacramento Kings (4-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers head to Sacramento on Friday to face off against the Kings.
The Sacramento Kings are currently 4-9 this season, while going 3-5 this year on their home court. The Kings are playing well defensively, allowing just 99.5 points per game on the year. The big problem with the Kings this season is their offense, which is currently ranked 21st in the league, scoring just under 96 points per game. It will be interesting to see how the Derrick Williams trade pans out for this team. As of right now, Cousins is the leading scorer for the Kings, scoring an average of 21.3 per outing, but with Williams on the way, the offense for Sacramento could get a much needed boost.
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The Los Angeles Clippers will be heading to Sacramento to face the Kings on Friday. The Clippers are 11-5 on the year, and are meeting expectations so far. Los Angeles has been hot lately, winning four out of their last five, including three in a row. The latest win for the Clippers came against the Knicks on Wednesday, where the Clippers defeated New York 93-80. Los Angeles has struggled on the road some this season, going just 3-4 overall away from their home court, but L.A. has played a brutal road schedule and get a bit of a reprieve here against the Kings.
The Clippers are 9-7 against the spread this season, and on the road, Los Angeles is 4-3 against the spread. When the Clippers are playing against a team with a losing record, the Clippers are 1-2 against the spread on the year.
The Sacramento Kings are 3-9 against the spread this season, and at home, the Kings are 1-7 against the number. When the Kings are up against teams allowing 99+ points per game, the Kings are 2-5 against the spread.
I’m going to back the Kings in this spot. The Clippers are the better team for sure, but the Kings can be tough at home. Look for a rested Kings team to get the cover, if not the outright win against the Clippers here on Friday.