Clippers vs. Kings Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Trust the Underdog in the First Half)
Clippers vs. Kings Game Info
- Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
- Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
- Coverage: NBCS-CA and BSSC
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with eight more games, including a battle between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings rank third in the Western Conference with a 33-25 record, while the Clippers check in fourth with a 33-28 record. This one could go either way.
Sacramento enters as a victor in four of its last six games following a 133-116 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has also won four of its last six games after taking down the Phoenix Suns by a score of 116-107 on Feb. 16. Which NBA contender will win tonight?
Clippers vs. Kings Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LAC: (-270) | SAC: (+220)
- Spread: LAC: -7 (-106) | SAC: +7 (-114)
- Total: 238 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Clippers enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 238 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.
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Clippers vs. Kings Betting Trends
- The Clippers compiled a 38-42-2 ATS record last year.
- Against the spread, as underdogs of 6.5 points or more, the Kings went 15-16 last season.
- Last season, 40 Clippers games hit the over.
- In 82 Kings games last season, 43 of them went over the total.
Clippers vs. Kings Prediction & Pick
The Clippers and Kings are similar in the fact that they are each flying under the radar in a Western Conference that is dominated by popular teams like the Phoenix Suns. That should not be the case once the playoff arrive as both Sacramento and LA have a legitimate chance to make it to the finals.
In terms of tonight's showdown, home-court advantage means a lot. Sacramento's scoring average sits at 123.9 points per game at home, but drops to 115.9 points per game on the road. That offense has to face a Clippers' defense that has posted the third-best defensive efficiency mark at home.
The Clippers have won 14 of its last 20 games against the Kings, so back LA at Crypto.com Arena.
Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 121 | Kings: 117
Clippers vs. Kings Best Bet
The Clippers have the depth to win this one with the additions of Eric Gordon and Russell Westbrook. However, don't expect them to pull away until the second half. LA has posted a subpar first half scoring margin of -2.3 (No. 25 in NBA) and averages 54.5 first half points per game (No. 30 in NBA).
As a result, the Clippers are a disappointing 9-19 against the spread (ATS) in the first half of their home games this season. Sacramento averages 60.4 first half points per game (No. 4 in NBA) and owns a first half scoring margin of +1.0 over its last three games. It'll be a close score at halftime.
Bet: Sacramento Kings First Half +4.5 (-114)
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