NBA Picks:Take The Clippers At High Value Odds Against Kings

Joe Gavazzi

Friday, February 26, 2016 6:20 PM GMT

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 6:20 PM GMT

The LA Clippers are currently a favorite of 2 points. These teams have met 3 times this season with LA standing 2-1 SU. Get a preview on my top NBA pick.

LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings 10:00 ET
Every game was decided by 7 or less points. The Clippers, however, have been the dominant team in the series at this site, winning 6 consecutive games at Sacramento. That’s part of a series history that has seen them win 18 of the last 22 times these teams have hooked up. In addition, the Clippers are 12-3 SU on the road since late 2015.  

The Kings enter this contest at 24-32 SU for the year, including 14-14 SU on this court. That record leaves them 3 games behind the Houston Rockets for the 8th and final playoff spot in the West. They certainly did not look like a playoff team Wednesday night, when on this very floor, they lost to the Spurs (108-92). That drops the Kings’ record to 1-6 ATS as home dog of 4 or more points.

The Kings continue to be “all show.” Cousins has continued his outstanding season, averaging 28/11 in February. Rudy Gay is shooting nearly 50% from the field in his last 10 games and PG Collison is hot as well, averaging 15 PPG on 59% shooting in his last 5 games. All that goes for naught, if the Kings continue to field one of the worst defenses in the NBA! No team is allowing more than the 109 PPG that these Kings allow. In fact, they have allowed 107 or more points in 13 consecutive games.  

 

Betting Analysis
Enter the LA Clippers, who are 37-20 SU for the season good for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference playoff queue. That includes 18-10 SU on the road (only Golden St. and San Antonio have more road wins). Despite their dominance of the Kings, this should be a hungry team after they scored just 81 points in a 6 point home loss to Denver Wednesday night as an 11 point favorite. PG Paul is dealing with both arm and knee injuries, yet he is expected to start tonight.

This has been an outstanding pointspread range for the Clippers, who are 14-4 ATS on the road, when not favored by more than 6 points. Following an embarrassing offensive performance at home, I expect the Clippers to bounce back with passion against the defensively weak team they have dominated in recent seasons. 

I invite you to put the NBA odds boards in your favor and join me in my NBA Pick on the LA Clippers tonight.

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NBA Pick: LA Clippers -3.5
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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