LA Clippers vs Sacramento Free NBA Pick
The Sacramento Kings host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night in NBA action. The Kings (24-32) are in third place in the Pacific Division, and they are coming off a 108-92 home loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Clippers (37-20) are in second place in the Pacific Division and just lost at home to the Nuggets, 87-81. Take a look at some of this game NBA betting odds.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Free NBA Pick
When: Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
Radio: Sacramento Kings Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA Live
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the Clippers?
If you look at the numbers from the Kings-Spurs game on Wednesday night, it’s pretty clear that Sacramento has a number of defensive holes that the elite teams are able to exploit. Their reserve players had 44 points on the night, and the team as a whole shot almost 52 percent. The Clippers are similar to the Spurs in that the Clippers do not have one dominant scorer but instead shuffle the ball around efficiently, getting a number of different players high point totals. The fact that the Clippers have a similar offensive approach — and that the Kings don’t have the talent to mount a more assertive defensive scheme — means that the Clippers should be able to win too.
Why should you put your money on Sacramento?
The reason that we play the games is that the “shoulds” often don’t come to pass. When defense frustrates the Clippers, they will settle for the three, as they showed when the Nuggets them down inside and they jacked up 46 attempts from downtown. Even though the Nuggets are well out of the playoff race in the West, they do have a relatively decent defense. The Kings are going to have to put up a maximum effort on their defense against the Clippers to have a chance in this one, as even with the talents of DeMarcus Cousins on display, it’s likely the best the Kings can hope to do is cover a line that has them as four- to six-point underdogs.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Clippers to shake off their offensive doldrums from the loss to the Nuggets and reestablish their dominant form over the Kings, 110-98.