Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/31/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -7
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (23-11, 2nd in the Pacific Division) travel to Golden 1 Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (12-21, 4th in the Pacific Division). Sacramento opens this contest as 7 point underdogs. The total has been set at 220.5.
The Clippers are covering the spread 55.9% of the time, having gone 19-15-0 ATS. Sacramento covers the spread 51.5% of the time, going 17-16-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/29/2019 Montrezl Harrell PF Illness Game Time Decision
12/29/2019 Patrick Beverley PG Wrist Game Time Decision
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/29/2019 DaQuan Jeffries SG Undisclosed Game Time Decision
12/28/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
Lou Williams averages 19.0 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Harrison Barnes averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Buddy Hield averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Los Angeles averages 115.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Sacramento is 26th in the league with 105.5 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.5. The Kings are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Sacramento is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7
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