The Los Angeles Clippers (33-32) visit the Golden 1 Center to battle the Sacramento Kings (36-25) Friday. Tip is set for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Clippers vs. Kings odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Clippers are 1-2 straight up against the Kings and 0-3 against the spread (ATS) this season. The total is 1-2 O/U as well. They did win 111-109 in the lone battle this season at Golden 1 Center.
Los Angeles lost to the Warriors 115-91 Thursday evening, failing to cover as a 2.5-point road favorite. It is 0-4 ATS over its last 4 and 2-7 ATS over its last 9 games. Over that span, the Clippers are 1-3 ATS on the road.
The Kings, on the other hand, have covered 4 in a row and 5 of their last 6. They won back-to-back games in Oklahoma City, the most recent being a 123-117 win Feb. 28. Sacramento is 34-26-1 ATS on the season.
Clippers at Kings odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Clippers +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Kings -220 (bet $220 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Clippers +5.5 (-105) | Kings -5.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 239.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Clippers at Kings key injuries
- G De’Aaron Fox (wrist) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Clippers at Kings picks and predictions
Kings 117, Clippers 114
A sprinkle on the Clippers could be justified as they are the only team in the Western Conference with a better winning percentage on the road than at home. The Kings are also just 18-12 at home this season.
Ultimately, I would pass here though.
LEAN CLIPPERS +5.5 (-105).
The Clippers are 18-17 ATS away from home this season while the Kings are just 15-14-1 ATS at home; however, they are just 10-11-1 ATS as a home favorite.
They are also just 3-3 ATS in their last 6 home games. Sacramento could also be without its top scorer, Fox. The Kings are just 2-4 straight up this season without Fox, so his presence will be crucial here.
Considering F Kawhi Leonard could be back after resting against the Warriors, back the CLIPPERS +5.5 (-105); however, I would wait to play this until knowing who will take the court.
BET UNDER 239.5 (-110).
The last time these teams played, the game went into double overtime and was the second-highest-scoring game in league history.
The Clippers have since scored 124, 101 and 91 points with the Under hitting in 2 of their last 3 games. They allow just 112.5 points per game this season, one of their strengths. They are also 29-36 O/U while Sacramento is 30-29 O/U.
Chances are this is a public fade as well, and with G Russell Westbrook providing ample size to guard Fox, if he plays, the Kings should be less effective offensively. Back the UNDER 239.5 (-110).