Update: Everyone relevant is in for both teams. The Clippers are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 236. The line has moved throughout the day, and it may be attributed to everyone suiting up despite playing less than 24 hours ago. Still, I think the Kings cover and the under looks even better, with it increasing 1.5 points from this morning.
The Sacramento Kings (13-8) hit the road for an in-state matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers (12-10) on Tuesday, December 12. Tip-off from crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California is set for 10:30 p.m., with the game airing only on local TV.
Both teams played Monday, so there won’t be an official injury report until later in the day. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have not sat a back-to-back set yet this season, so they should be expected to play.
The Clippers are the 2.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. Los Angeles is installed at -148 on the moneyline, while Sacramento is the +124 underdog. The point total is set at 234.5.
Kings vs. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Kings +2.5
This will be the second time that these teams match up this season, with Los Angeles winning 131-117 in the first. Each of these teams is playing the second game of a back-to-back. Sacramento is 0-2 against the spread with no rest, 7-5 after a win and 7-4 as the away team. Los Angeles is 1-2 ATS with no rest, 4-7 after a win and 5-6 at home. This should be a close matchup, but I think the Kings are able to cover.
Over/Under: Under 234.5
These teams combined for 248 points in their first matchup. The Kings are scoring 117.1 points per game, which is the eighth-most in the league. The Clippers score an average of 113.9 points per game, which ranks 15th in the NBA. 57.1% of Sacramento’s games hit the over, while 66.7% of Los Angeles’ games hit the under.
There could be some important pieces resting with this being the second game of a back-to-back for these teams, but I think we see the under hit even if they are at full strength.