The NBA is back in action today as the Sacramento Kings will face the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in L.A, California. The Kings are heading into this game after a home defeat of 120-100 in the game against the Thunder. And on the other side, the Clippers managed to score 112-97 road win over the Magic Sunday evening in their last contest.
Sacramento Kings Form
The Kings suffered a bad defeat in their last game against Oklahoma. Moreover, their tight schedule did not help them much as they have played 3 games in the last 4 days. So now, Sacramento is placed on the 4th spot in the Pacific Division with 19 games behind the Lakers for the top spot. As for the Western Conference playoff picture, Sacramento is placed on the 13th spot with 5.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot. They are a solid team this season and they have some young, exciting players.
On the offensive side of the game, the Kings scored an average of 107.1 points per game. And that is the 24th offensive record in the NBA so far this season. Also, they have an average of 42.6 boards per game combined with 22.9 dimes per contest. The Kings are 16th in the NBA in scoring defence as they concede110.2 points a night this season.
Los Angeles Clippers Form
The Clippers are a very strong team this season. Moreover, they have been chasing their arch-rivals the Lakers for the top spot in the Pacific Division. They are 3.5 games behind their local rivals and they will aim to close that gap in the next games. As for the Western Conference, the L.A based team is placed on the 2nd spot also behind the Lakers. Also, the team played great in the game against the Magic as they beat them with a score of 112-97. They had Kawhi Leonard as he led the Clippers with 31 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in the win.
On the offensive side of the game, the Clippers score an average of 115.6 points per game which is the 4th scoring record in the league. LA has 48.2 boards per game combined with 23.5 per contest. The Clippers are 13th in scoring defence by allowing 109.3 points per game. Kawhi Leonard is the team-leading scorer with 27.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists this year.
The Kings have a good solid team but they have been playing a lot of games in the last few days. On the other side, the Clippers had three days off since their last game due to the untimely passing of Kobe Bryant. LA is a strong side and they are chasing the Lakers in the Pacific Division. Take the Clippers to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers 01/30/2020 is: take the Los Angeles Clippers (Moneyline).
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