Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 18-15. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.3 as they average 115.1 points per contest while giving up 116.4 per game. The Clippers have an overall mark of 19-14. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 115.6 points per contest and give up 114.6, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-12-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 22-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-14-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 21-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.1 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 7.5 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Danilo Gallinari scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Tobias Harris averages 21.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 115.1 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.5 per game. The Kings allow 116.4 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA with 115.6 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.97. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.6. The Clippers are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Clippers give up 114.6 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 21st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Sacramento is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6.5
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