Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Golden 1 Center)

LAC -7, O/U 222.5

The Los Angeles Clippers head to Sacramento, CA on Tuesday for a game against the Kings in a matchup of two teams from the Pacific Division.  In their last game, the Clippers were defeated by the Utah Jazz by the score of 120-115.  Paul George led the Clippers in points on the night, scoring a total of 20 while shooting 6 of 20 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line.  Lou Williams led the Clippers in assists with 9 while playing a total of 33 minutes in the game against the Jazz.  Ivica Zubac led the Los Angeles in rebounds on the night as he recorded 12, including 9 offensively. 

After the loss against the Utah Jazz, the LA Clippers are now 23-11 on the season and are currently in 2nd in the Pacific Division.  Kawhi Leonard has led the Clippers in points per game with season with 25.6.  Los Angeles is also led in rebounds by Kawhi Leonard who has averaged 7.8 rebounds per game.  Lou Williams leads the Clippers in assists per game with 6.3.    The Clippers come into Tuesday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Patrick Beverley is listed as day to day. 

The Sacramento Kings welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to town on Tuesday after losing their last game to the Denver Nuggets by the score of 120-115.  Nemanja Bjelica was the main offensive weapon for the Kings as he led the team in points with 27 while shooting 10 of 13 from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line.  Bjelica was also the leading rebounder for the Kings as he pulled in 6 rebounds on the night.  De’Aaron Fox was the leader in assists for the Kings as he recorded a total of 13 while playing 33 minutes in the game. 

With the loss to the Nuggets, the Kings are now 12-21 and are currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division. Buddy Hield is leading Sacramento in points per game on the season with 20.2.  Cory Joseph is leading the Kings in assists per game on the season with 3.9 on the year.  Richaun Holmes has been the Kings leader in rebounds per game with 8.5.  The Kings enter Tuesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as DaQuan Jefferies is listed as day to day while Marvin Bagley III is out.

The Los Angeles Clippers have scored 115.3 points per game on the year while allowing 108.8 points per game.  The Sacramento Kings have scored 105.5 points per game this season while allowing 108.4 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Clippers have gone 2-3 while the Kings are 0-5 and have lost 7 games in a row.  This could be a high scoring game as the total has gone over in 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two teams.  I am going to go with the Clippers in this one as the Kings have really struggled lately.  Also, the Clippers are 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Kings and have won the average score of 117.60-105.90.  The Los Angeles Clippers win this one 115-105 and cover the spread.   

Travis’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.