Kings vs. Clippers Point Spread Winner 12/3/22

by | Dec 3, 2022 | nba

Sacramento Kings (11-9 SU, 12-7-1 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (13-10 SU, 11-11-1 ATS)
When: Saturday, December 3rd, 4:00 PM (ET)
Where: Crypto.com Arena, CA, Los Angeles
TV: NBCS

Point Spread: SAC +1.5/ LAC -1.5 (Bet your hoops picks at -105 instead of -110 by making the switch to BetAnySports Sportsbook! Saving money is GOOD!)
Total: 224.5
Money Line: Sacramento Kings +100/ -121

Notable Injuries

Kings

    Clippers

    • Kawhi Leonard (Questionable) Ankle
    • Paul George (Questionable) Hamstring
    • Norman Powell (Out) Groin
    • Luke Kennard (Out) Calf

    Recent Form

    Heading into the game, Sacramento is 11-9 overall. When taking to the road, Sacramento has a mark of 4-5 and a win percentage of 44.0%. Currently, the team is 7th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 12-7-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS.

    In their last game, Sacramento defeated Pacers (137-114) as 4-point favorites. Harrison Barnes led the team with 22 on 66.7% shooting. The Kings also covered the spread with the victory.

    Heading into the game, Los Angeles is 13-10 overall. When playing at home, Los Angeles has a mark of 7-5 and a win percentage of 58%. Currently, the team is 5th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 11-11-1 vs. the spread. In Los Angeles’ last five games, the Clippers have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 6-4 and 6-4 ATS.

    Los Angeles most recently lost to Jazz by a score of 125-112. The team high 26 points from John Wall was not enough to come home with the win. The Clippers were 7-point favorites going into the game.

    The Historicals

    In the most recent game between the two teams, the Clippers picked up a 111-109 win over the Kings. When looking at the outcome vs. the spread, Los Angeles entered as the 2.0-point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Across the previous five head-to-head meetings between the teams, both Sacramento and Los Angeles have an ATS record of 2-2-1. The Clippers hold the edge in average point differential at +5 points per game. A combined average of 213 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

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    Analysis

    This season, Sacramento is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 119.9 points per game. So far, the Kings are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 102.4 possessions per game. Sacramento’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 11th in 3-point shooting percentage at 36.6%. Defense has been a struggle for Sacramento, as they are currently allowing 115.8 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 37.05% of their looks from outside.

    The team leader in scoring if De’Aaron Fox, and his 24 points per game to go along with five boards and six assists. Behind him is Damontas Sabonis at 16.7 points per contest.

    This season, Los Angeles is averaging just 107.2 points per game, which places them 30th in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA at just 97.7 possessions per game. Los Angeles comes into the game ranked just 24th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.9% of their shots from deep, which places them 20th in the NBA. Defensively, the Clippers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 108.39 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.31%.

    Heading into the game, the Clippers are in danger of being without both Norman Powell, who is already listed as out and Paul George. So far, Powell is averaging 14.8 points per game, while George is the team leader at 23.4 points per contest.

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    Betting Trends

    • Kings are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games.
    • Kings are 8-2 ATS in their last ten games following a straight-up win.
    • Kings are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games.
    • Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss.
    • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a straight-up winning record.

    Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

    Despite the Clippers missing key players and being inconsistent, they’ve played good basketball at home. We’re betting the LAC at -1.5!