Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA has a number of games scheduled over the weekend, but the focus is on the exciting clash between Clippers and Kings. The game is scheduled to be held in the Staples Center on 8th February.
The Clippers are looking to make it to the top position whereas Kings who have a winning streak going on would be praying to keep that going.
Even though it looks like Clippers have had a good season so far, the Kings have played out of their skins to make it up for the initial losses. The hosts are still the slight favorites here.
Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Sacramento Kings needs to get their issues sorted to get back to winning ways. More than anything, the inconsistency has been a key to their limited success this season.
They got a much-needed head start with three important wins in the first 4 games. Their campaign took a big hit with three defeats against Rockets and Warriors.
In the last 5 games, they have secured victories against Magic, Raptors, Pelicans and Celtics besides the only loss against Heat. They will be longing to carry on this winning momentum when they face Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking like the team to beat after consistently putting some strong performances in the Western conference.
They have so far achieved 17 victories as opposed to just 7 losses so far. They were off to a good start with wins against Lakers and Nuggets. Barring defeats against Mavericks, Jazz and Warriors, their January campaign was largely successful that put them in the driver seat.
In the same period, they defeated sides like Pacers, Thunder, Heat and Magic that put them in a very favorable situation. In their last outing, they faced an unexpected defeat at the hands of Celtics.
Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (216 games): Clippers – 100 wins, Kings – 116 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Clippers won 115-96 on 20th Jan 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Harrison Barnes pitched in with 24 points and 6 assists against Celtics that helped them secure an all-important game. He has a player efficiency rating of 17.22.
Deaaron Fox who is the point guard was the highest scorer in his last outing. In addition to averaging 22.3 points in this period, he has 6.6 assists per game.
Richaun Holmes who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 65.8 and a free throw percentage of 80 in 20 games.
Buddy Hield who has played at the guard position is a seasoned NBA player with an average of 16.1 points and field goal conversion of 38.3% in this season.
Nicolas Batum who has played at the center position needs to step up in the coming games after a string of underwhelming performances so far.
Paul George who is the shooting guard has a superior 3-point conversion of 45.3 while Serge Ibaka needs to do better than 12.3 points per game in this season. But he has more than made it up with an average of 6.7 rebounds per game.
Kawhi Leonard will be the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 82 and average of 26.2 points in every outing so far. He was the star player against Clippers as he accumulated 28 points along with 11 rebounds and 5 assists.
Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
The predictions and odds for this particular game would be interesting to see. The same will be updated on the matchday. The Clippers have a significant probability of lifting the title whereas their opponents require a big effort to make progress.
A prime betting platform, Oddschecker have put the hosts as the third favorites overall to win NBA. On the other hand, Kings would be more than happy if they can win a couple of games. Another platform SMarkets has also put the Clippers to go deep this season with the Sacramento based club looking to make amends in their game.