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Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings 12/31/2019 NBA Spread and Picks

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings 12-31-2019 NBA Spread and Picks

Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings 12/31/2019 – The Los Angeles Clippers (23-11) and the Sacramento Kings (12-21) will kick off their regular-season series on Tuesday at Golden 1 Center. The Clippers, who are gunning for their 10th straight victory over the Kings, opened as 7-point road favorites in Las Vegas betting lines. The Kings, though, will be trying to end not only the losing woes against the Clippers but also a seven-game losing skid that has buried them in the Western Conference standings.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings 12/31/2019

When: December 31, 2019 5:00 PM ET
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
TV: NSCA
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Clippers -7 (-115) 220.5 o (-110) -300

Sacramento Kings
+7 (-105) 220.5 u (-110) +240
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Los Angeles Clippers Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers have been shaky these past two weeks, dropping four of their last seven games. The Christmas Day win over the Los Angeles Lakers showed the Clips remain elite despite the inconsistencies, but there’s no doubt there are still moving parts to make before this team can reach their full potential. Against the Kings, the Clippers have been super dominant as they won their last nine head-to-head matchups.

Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (25.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG and 5.1 APG)
Paul George (23.7 PPG and 6.0 RPG)
Lou Williams (19.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 6.2 APG).

Sacramento Kings Betting

The Sacramento Kings’ playoff chances are slowly fading away following a series of setbacks that exposed the team’s chemistry under the tutelage of head coach Luke Walton. Sunday’s 120-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets added another chapter to the Kings’ frustrating season, as Sacramento ran out of gas down to the final minutes of the game. Nemanja Bjelica scored 27 points, Buddy Hield tallied 20 and De’Aaron Fox recorded 18 points and 13 dimes in a losing effort.

Players to Watch: Buddy Hield (20.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 3.0 APG)
De’Aaron Fox (17.6 PPG and 6.8 APG)
Harrison Barnes (15.4 PPG and 5.2 RPG)

Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games.
LA Clippers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
LA Clippers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against Sacramento.
Clippers are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against Sacramento.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games on the road.
LA Clippers are 13-0 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Sacramento.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Clippers’ last 8 games this season.
LA Clippers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 7 games.
Sacramento are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 7 games against LA Clippers.
Sacramento are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Sacramento are 0-13 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
Kings are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Sacramento are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 7 games played in December.

Injuries

Los Angeles Clippers

Patrick Beverley PG Elbow is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Sacramento
Montrezl Harrell C Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Sacramento

Sacramento Kings

Marvin Bagley III PF Foot is “?” Tuesday vs LA Clippers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Clippers Sacramento Kings
48-39 Against the Spread 45-36
49-38 Straight Up 40-41
115 Points per Game 114
114 Points Allowed per Game 115
45.93 Offensive FG% 44.84
78.69 Offensive FT% 77.96
36.04 Offensive 3PT% 34.81
43.47 Defensive FG% 46.67
77.47 Defensive FT% 78.39
34.4 Defensive 3PT% 35.56

Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Clippers will be tested now that they lost the service of Patrick Beverley for still an undetermined number of games. Bookmakers are still high on the Clips winning Tuesday’s game since the Kings have been on a free-fall the past three weeks.

Moneyline: This is the first time these two teams play each other this season. The Clippers should be the wiser pick here since they are 20-6 this season when entering a game as favorites.

ATS: A 7-point handicap won’t prevent the Clippers from taking another ATS win. I see Paul George and Kawhi Leonard putting up another big game performance. Also, expect Lou Williams to produce more now that Beverley is on the shelf with an injury.

TOTALs: The total opened at 220 points. The Clippers have been a good offensive team this season at 115 points per game, while the Kings have not been bad either at 105 points per game. I pick OVER.

Score Prediction: 120 – 110 Clippers