Two Pacific Division teams lock horns on Wednesday night, featuring the Kings and the Clippers. The Kings seek to recuperate quickly from a 117-92 loss to the Lakers. The Clippers, on the other hand, are also in a similar situation. The team is coming off a 123-104 defeat to the Pelicans. This is their last shot at a home win before hitting the road for three games.
That said, we take a look at the important points of the upcoming Kings vs. Clippers game. NitroBetting shares everything you need to secure the best picks. Find event details, team and player stats, NBA betting odds, trends, and expert predictions right here. Be sure to check out the latest Basketball betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Kings vs. Clippers Game Information
- When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Sports 1140 KHTK (Kings) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Kings (TBA) / Clippers (TBA)
Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings?
Alvin Gentry and company recently pulled off two underdog wins against the Lakers and the Blazers. However, their two recent games feature a loss to the Grizzlies and the Lakers, respectively. They now have a shot at improving their record, but it’s not going to be easy with back-to-back games against the Clippers.
The Kings registered 110.2 points per game. This is the ninth-best record in the league and magnifies the squad’s talent. Although they don’t have the most impressive shooting numbers, the team has enough firepower to win games. All they need is consistency and they should be able to put pressure on the best teams in the league right now.
The team allows 113.1 points (27th) per game. They hold opponents to 45.8% shooting (21st). Additionally, the Kings average 54.4 total rebounds per game, which is significantly better than the Clippers’ current record. The visitors are known for good offensive rebounding with 10.7 offensive boards (eighth) per game. Richaun Holmes tops the Kings with 9.8 rebounds per game.
Harrison Barnes (sprained right foot) and Maurice Harkless (sore left knee) are questionable for the night. Buddy Hield and Chimezie Metu are expected to start the game if the two fail to get cleared before Wednesday.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers’ form fell in the last couple of weeks. They lost six of nine games and are looking to get some momentum back after two consecutive defeats. Head coach Tyronn Lue will try to end a six-game home stretch with a win before heading out for three road contests.
The Clippers score 105.1 points (22nd) per game on 44.5% shooting (20th). They are not the best shooting team in the league despite having some lethal scorers in the lineup. The team hits 35.0% of their shots from downtown while making 51.5% of their three-point attempts. They make up for the deficit with accurate free throws from the line. As a team, they record an 80.4% free throw percentage (seventh).
Previewing the defense, the Clippers hold opponents to 103.6 points (fifth) per game. This should make things tricky for the visitors. The hosts also held opponents to 43.4% shooting (fifth) and an overall effective field goal percentage of 49.8% (fifth). It’s safe to say that the Clippers are going to focus on this side of the ball.
Nicolas Batum remains out of the lineup due to health and safety protocols. Marcus Morris Sr. can take responsibility while Frenchman recovers.
Kings vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Kings are 3-2 in the last five regular-season games against the Clippers (3-2 ATS).
- The Kings are 2-3 in the last five regular-season road games (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Kings’ last five regular-season games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 6-5 in the last ten regular-season home games against the Kings (6-4 ATS).
- The Clippers are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season games at the STAPLES Center (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of the Clippers’ last ten regular-season home games against the Kings.
Kings vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
The Kings have their hands full in this contest. They are facing playoff contenders, so they hope that their backcourt duo remains in good shape and keeps the deficit to a minimum. Furthermore, we expect the visitors to power through and cover the spread at the very least.
On the other hand, the Clippers have Paul George to rely on. The break should help the forward produce decent numbers on game night. That said, we are eager to see how both teams fare on Wednesday.
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