Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 11-21. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.5 as they are averaging 96.6 points per contest while giving up 105.1 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 13-19. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-15-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 16-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 15-16-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/23/17 G Vince Carter Ribs is "?" Tuesday vs LA Clippers
12/22/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is out indefinitely
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/21/17 F Wesley Johnson Foot is out indefinitely
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
Zach Randolph comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Willie Cauley-Stein averages 10.8 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 11 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 15.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage currently is at 55%. Lou Williams averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 96.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.53 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 17th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.81. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Clippers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Clippers surrender 106.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Sacramento is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Clippers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +6
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