Kings vs Clippers Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Kings vs Clippers Prediction
Who is More Likely to Score the Most Points for the Sacramento Kings?: De’Aaron Fox is likely to score the most points for Sacramento Kings.
Who is More Likely to Score the Most Points for the LA Clippers?: Paul George or John Wall is likely to be the leading scorer for the LA Clippers.
Which Team is More Likely to Win?: The LA Clippers have a higher probability to win as per the latest prediction.
As the regular season of the NBA is already underway, the weekend is set to light up with some exciting contests. Tonight, the Sacramento Kings will host the Los Angeles Clippers at the Golden 1 Center Arena. The Kings will aim for their first win of the season in the upcoming matchup. They couldn’t win the first fixture against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The LA Clippers have started their campaign on a strong note with a win over their city rivals, the LA Lakers. Despite being an away clash, the Clippers are looking like a strong side to dominate the hosts in today’s clash.
Kings vs Clippers Prediction: Recent Form
It has been a disappointing start to the season for the Sacramento Kings under the new head coach, Mike Brown. They gave too many easy chances to the opposition. Out of the 33 free-throw attempts, 26 were knocked down by the Trail Blazers. The Kings committed 16 turnovers too and got outscored by 38-56 in the paint. Terrence Davis managed to give the Kings a minor lead (106-104) but that lasted for a very short while. They were in the game till the third quarter. Portland gave no chance in the fourth and sealed the game. Overall, it was the lack of team effort from Sacramento.
Despite the loss, guards De’Aaron Fox and Kevin Huerter had a good night and they secured 56 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists together. Terrence Davis also looked good with 14 points and 5 rebounds.
The LA Clippers started their campaign in the best possible way by defeating their arch-rivals, LA Lakers. They outrebounded the Lakers by 58-38. It was the comeback game for the two-time NBA Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has returned after more than a year due to a knee injury. He started the game as one of the temporary reserves and came off the bench to play for 21 minutes. Leonardo scored 14 points with 7 rebounds. His return to the arena could be the biggest positive for the Clippers this season.
Paul George and Marcus Morris Sr. were the key performers for the Clippers as they scored 15 points scored 29 points and added 14 rebounds together. Ivica Zubac was brilliant as well and finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
Team Stats (2021 Regular Season)
- Points Per Game: 110.3
- Rebounds Per Game: 42.9
- Assists Per Game: 23.7
- Steals Per Game: 7.2
- Blocks Per Game: 4.5
- Points Per Game: 108.4
- Rebounds Per Game: 44.0
- Assists Per Game: 24.0
- Steals Per Game: 7.4
- Blocks Per Game: 5.0
- Sacramento Kings: Odds 3.10
- LA Clippers: Odds 1.49
- Sacramento Kings: Spread +6.5 (-110)
- LA Clippers: Spread -6.5 (-110)
Kings vs Clippers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 221 regular season matchups between these two teams in NBA history. The Sacramento Kings are ahead with 119 wins. The LA Clippers won 102 games.
If we talk about the last 5 games, 3 games were won by the Kings and 2 by the Clippers. The previous meeting took place in the last NBA season on 9 April 2022. The LA Clippers won that matchup with a score of 117-98.
Kings vs Clippers Prediction: Stats of Top 3 Players (2021 Regular Season)
De’Aaron Fox (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 23.2 | Assists Per Game: 5.6 | Steals Per Game: 1.2
Domantas Sabonis (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 18.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 12.3 | Assists Per Game: 5.8
Harrison Barnes (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 16.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.6 | Assists Per Game: 2.4
Paul George (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 24.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.9 | Assists Per Game: 5.7
Reggie Jackson (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 16.8 | Assists Per Game: 4.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.6
Marcus Morris Sr. (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 15.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.4 | Assists Per Game: 2.1
Kings vs Clippers Predicted Winner
The Sacramento Kings looked in excellent touch in the preseason as they won 4 out of 4 games. However, they were put on the back foot in the first game of the regular season. The Kings will be having the home advantage on their side. It won’t be an easy task as the LA Clippers are coming off a win in their season opener. Overall, the Clippers performed far better than the Kings in recent seasons. This is the reason why the predictions and betting platforms are favoring them for this matchup.