The Los Angeles Clippers (7-9) will look to get back to winning ways when they face the Sacramento Kings (10-6) Wednesday evening. The Clippers are coming off a close loss to the Nuggets, while the Kings won a close contest over the Warriors Tuesday to qualify for the knockout round of the In-Season Tournament. Sacramento won three of the four meetings last year in the head-to-head matchup.
There are no notable day-to-day injuries for the Clippers. We’ll see if the Kings rest anyone on the second night of a back-to-back set, but Keegan Murray is likely to be out with a back issue. He didn’t play Tuesday.
The Clippers are 2-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total coming in at 231.5. Los Angeles is -130 on the moneyline while Sacramento is +110.
Clippers vs. Kings, 10 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Kings +2
The Clippers are not good against the number, sporting a 6-10 ATS mark to Sacramento’s 9-7 ATS record. Assuming the Kings don’t rest anyone, they should have enough firepower at home to match Los Angeles. Sacramento has only played one back-to-back set and didn’t cover, but the Clippers are just 2-2 ATS with a rest advantage. Take the Kings to cover.
Over/Under: Under 231.5
Let’s ignore the monstrosity that was a 176-175 double overtime contest between these teams a season ago. Only one of the other three matchups went over this number. The Clippers are 20th in offensive rating, while the Kings are slightly down from a season ago at 12. LA is 4-11-1 to the over this season while Sacramento is 8-8 but coming off a game Tuesday. I expect a slightly lower scoring contest here. Take the under in this one.