NBA Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers

by Dirty on November 25, 2010

Betting on Clippers Basketball If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers meet at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Clippers listed as 3-point favorites versus the Kings, while the game’s total is sitting at 193½.

The Kings were a 94-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 99-95 winner as they battled the Hornets at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Sacramento has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Sacramento: 4-9 SU, 4-9 ATS
Los Angeles: 2-13 SU, 7-8 ATS

Sacramento most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento’s last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento’s last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento’s last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Sacramento is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games

Next up:
Sacramento home to Chicago, Saturday, November 27
LA Clippers at Phoenix, Friday, November 26

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