The Los Angeles Clippers (37-18) take the floor for the first time after the NBA All-Star break on Saturday evening when the Sacramento Kings (22-33) visit in a Pacific Division clash. Kawhi Leonard and company should be well-rested, while the Kings were in action on Thursday evening. Sacramento will be without Marvin Bagley (foot) and Richaun Holmes (shoulder), with Los Angeles missing Paul George (hamstring) and Patrick Beverley (groin) on Saturday.
Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m. ET at Staples Center. Sportsbooks list the Clippers as 10.5-point home favorites, holding steady from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 227.5 in the latest Kings vs. Clippers odds. Before you make any Clippers vs. Kings picks or NBA predictions, see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and last season it returned a whopping $4,280 on its top-rated spread and money line picks. It’s already returned over $3,000 in profit on all top-rated NBA picks during the 2019-20 season and entered Week 18 on a blistering 35-19 run on all top-rated spread picks. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Kings. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NBA odds and trends for Kings vs. Clippers:
Clippers vs. Kings spread: Clippers -10.5
Clippers vs. Kings over-under: 227.5 points
Clippers vs. Kings money line: Clippers -672, Kings +477
KINGS: The Kings are 7-4 against the spread in the last 11 games
LAC: The Clippers are 3-5 against the spread in the last eight games
Why the Kings can cover
The model understands that the Kings are fighting an uphill battle on the road against an elite team, but Sacramento has some advantages. Sacramento is great at creating turnovers on the defensive end and ball security has been a weakness for the Clippers at times.