The program of the NBA regular championship on February 22 present us with a game in Los Angeles, where the local Clippers will host Sacramento on their court.
Both teams represent the Western Conference, but that’s where the similarities end. The opponents are situated at the different poles. The hosts are among the leaders, and the guests do not leave the bottom during the whole season.
What could Kings oppose to Clippers. – Find the answer in our prediction.
Kings vs Clippers Score Prediction: 111 : 121
|MoneyLine Pick||Against the Spread Pick||Over Under Pick|
|Los Angeles Will Win||Los Angeles -11.5 Point Spread||Over 219.5 Game Total|
Full prediction read below.
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Although the guest team is a representative of the botom of the tournament, it should be noted that recently it has shown unprecedented growth and progress. Sacramento has scored six victories in ten games, and many representatives of the playoff zone can’t boast of such indicators.
Still, the Kings have their Achilles’ heel, namely away games, as can be seen from the statistics. On the road the team plays more poor than at home. Sacramento suffered six defeats in the last ten away matches, more than the average. To beat the team of the Top 3 will be difficult for them.
The Kings broke Memphis’s resistance (129-125) in a recent battle yesterday. Both teams decided to play offensively, with the only difference being that the Grizzlies relied on the dominance on the court, while Sacramento preferred long-distance shots. At the end the Kings realized 19 of 39 three-pointers (48.7% accuracy), which is a clear evidence of their great sniper potential. Among the shortcomings in the game of the Kings it should be noted a failure in the fight for the rebounds (27 to 51), than the stronger rivals will certainly take advantage.
Los Angeles Clippers
The team performs on their court much better than they do it on the road. In the last ten games, Doc Rivers’ players have scored eight victories, proving their presence in the top three of the conference, and with just one victory, they can occupy the second place.
In their last away matches, Clippers lost, but they are unlikely to miss out on a chance to win an extra victory on their home floor against the team from the bottom, especially knowing that nothing separates them from second place.
Just yesterday Clippers received another strengthening of its backcourt: the contract with the team was signed by Reggie Jackson, who previously defended the colors of Detroit. The point guard was not really needed for the rebuilt Pistons, while in California he may well be assigned the position to support Patrick Beverly.
There is no doubt that after a break of the All-Star the team of Doc Rivers will add and still try to fight for the leadership position of the Western Conference. At least the depth of the current Clippers roster allows for all matches to be played at a level that doesn’t overburden its leaders or even simple role players. With a high degree of probability today, Clippers will play total basketball, the main features of which will be ultra-reliable personal care and absolute diversity in the choice of throwing positions in attack.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Los Angeles is on the 3rd line of the Western Conference (37-18). In turn, Sacramento continues to be in 12th position in the standings of the West, having a negative balance of wins / losses – 22-33.
- On average, Clippers collect 48.2 rebounds per game, which allows them to occupy 3rd place in the corresponding league rating.
- Sacramento Kings: A. Len (?), R. Holmes, M. Bagley III
- Los Angeles Clippers: P. George, R. Jackson (?), P. Beverley (?)
Kings vs Clippers Prediction
Clippers definitely can’t afford to lose the 3rd match in a row. Here we are talking about the status of the team, and the excellent form of its leaders, and the factor of the home court. At the same time, Sacramento were the outsider of the conference, from time to time showing a good quality of the game, so they remain to be an underdog. Kings are inferior to LA in almost all indicators. Critical for them will be the fight on the boards, which, according to preliminary predictions, will be won by the home team almost by a double margin.
Our prediction: Los Angeles Clippers will win.
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At what time do the teams play?
The game time is February 22, 2020, 3:30 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
ESPN+, NSCA, PT
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Sacramento is the 12th team in the Western Conference and Los Angeles is the 3rd team in the Western Conference
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Kings have 22 wins and 33 losses. The Clippers have 37 wins and 18 losses