The Clippers (-163) are favored by 3.5 points over the Kings (+136) in a Pacific Division matchup. The over/under line for the game is 220.5.

Los Angeles (47-27) is 4th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific Division. They have won three straight games. Sacramento (43-31) is 8th in the West and 3rd in the Pacific.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings +3.5

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-111 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Clippers Defense Show Up in Sacramento?

Currently, the Clippers are 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Kings. This season, they have been favored in 60 of their 74 games and have gone 44-16 in those games. As the favorite, they have won three straight games and have a scoring margin of +6.4 points per game.

On the road, the Clippers are 19-20 ATS compared to 16-19 ATS at home. Their straight-up road record is 25-14, and they have won five straight games on the road. This season, they are 31-29 ATS as the favorite and 4-10 ATS as the underdog.

The Clippers’ O/U record for the season is 35-38-1, and their games have averaged 229 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 220.5, and 59 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.

In their last game, the Clippers beat the Hornets by a score of 130-118. The O/U line for that game was 215.5, and LA was favored by 14 points. Overall, the Clippers are 47-27 this season, which is good for 4th place in the Western Conference.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers have been one of the better teams in the league this season. They are 11th in the NBA with an average of 116.3 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been slightly better on the road, averaging 116.7 points compared to 115.8 at home.

One area where the Clippers have excelled this season is their three-point shooting. They are 3rd in the league in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. Overall, they are shooting 49% from the field, which is 6th in the NBA.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the league at 96.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 22nd in the NBA with an average of 25.7 per contest.

So far, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 112.7 points per contest. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.

Can Sacramento Secure a Home Victory?

Sacramento’s overall O/U record this season is 35-38-1, and today’s line of 220.5 is lower than 68 of their games. On average, their games have finished with 233.3 points.

In terms of their ATS record, the Kings are 37-37 overall and 15-22 at home. As the underdog, they are 14-9 ATS on an average scoring differential of -0.5 points per game.

The Kings’ most recent game against the Jazz finished with a combined score of 233 points, easily surpassing the O/U line of 220.5. Sacramento won the game by a score of 127-106, covering the spread as 12.5-point favorites.

After the win over the Jazz, the Kings are now 43-31 on the season, which has them in 8th place in the Western Conference. Against the Western Conference, they are 28-19 and 9-6 against other Pacific Division teams.

On average, Sacramento’s O/U lines this season have been set at 234.7 points. Today, they are 3.5-point underdogs at home.

At home this season, the Kings are averaging 118.9 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, Sacramento is 9th in scoring at 117.3 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Kings are 12th at 99.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacramento is 5th in made threes at 14.2 per game. However, they are just 15th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of free throws, the Kings are 26th in made free throws at 15.7 per game.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA average in 60.8% of their games. In terms of assists, Sacramento is 6th in the league at 28.6 per game.

Coming into the game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 116.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 54.1% of their games. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 39.0% of their three-point attempts.