Kings vs Clippers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -7.5
De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings (17-29, 4th in the Pacific Division) go to Staples Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (33-14, 2nd in the Pacific Division). Sacramento opens this matchup as 7.5 point underdogs. The total has been set at 226.
The Kings are covering the spread 48.9% of the time, having gone 22-23-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 55.3% of the time, going 26-21-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/27/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/29/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Sacramento
01/27/20 PG Patrick Beverley Groin is questionable Thursday vs Sacramento
De'Aaron Fox comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Buddy Hield averages 20.5 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lou Williams scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 107.1 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 42.6 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.1 per game. The Kings allow 110.2 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA with 115.6 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.36. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.5. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Clippers give up 109.3 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 19th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Sacramento is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Clippers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 6th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7.5
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